A lot of our daily activities are now being done online. More than ever, our society has benefited from the advancements of information and communications technologies. Even as these ICT’s continue to evolve, the need for data privacy and security has never been more urgent.
Without a doubt, the latest internet technologies have a major transformational impact on how we conduct business, allowing cross-border commerce, and tapping into new markets previously underserved. These new opportunities fuel further innovation, as we see a new crop of entrepreneurs and industries rising up on a daily basis.
With all these good news, however, there are also undesirable elements on the rise. While we all do whatever we can to keep the personal information secure, the continuing incidents of various forms of cybercrime and online frauds have only further emphasized the need for improved security, regulation, and government oversight.
Online Data Safety
Building trust online is a huge challenge for legislators, policy-makers, and tech companies. On the one hand, you want to ensure that opportunities emerging from the digital economy can be fully realized.
On the other hand, you also want to rein in criminal elements, discourage high-tech miscreants, and have the ability to enforce new laws more in sync with the growing data privacy and security concerns.
This is why we need to be more responsible with how we manage our information online. It’s a good thing that some of the biggest tech companies understand the need to keep nurturing trust. But there’s no rest for the wicked, and the constant vigilance from our end goes a long way towards our online safety.
The safety of our online data begins with us. The infographic below has a quick review of some of the essential cyber security stats that will help you better understand how attackers could breach your systems.
Check it out to find out how to protect yourself online:
Karthik Reddy: Community Manager at subscriptionly.net, is the author of India’s Number 1 travel blog. Boasting an MBA in computer science, he once decided to get away from the office desk life and take a breathtaking journey around the world. He is eager to use the power of the global network to inspire others. A passionate traveler and photography enthusiast, he aspires to share his experiences and help people see the world through his lens.