Digital Identity, in its simplest form, is a digital means of establishing we are and who we say we are. Identity is vital to participate fully in our modern digital society and economy. Online users must provide their identities using credentials, such as a password. This process is called authentication, and it is essential to protecting your digital identity. If authentication can be circumvented, then anyone can pretend to be anyone else online, and that can lead to serious problems.
The following are 3 digital protections you can do yourself today:
- Use a Password Manager
A password manager is easy to use, once a user visits a website and enters their username and password, the password manager captures the information, eliminating the need to remember those credentials. A password vault stores your passwords securely, allowing you to save the information in the cloud or on your personal computer. This allows you to use truly random combinations in all of your passwords, making them much harder for malicious users or bots to crack. Password managers also protect you from giving away private information inadvertently. Answers to security questions, shopping profiles, memberships, and medical prescriptions are just a few examples of additional information that can be stored securely in a password safe. Another level of secure communications is our Secure Comms product.
- Secure Web Browsing
An unprotected computer is like an open door for Web sites that threaten your Internet safety with spyware and computer viruses. Spyware lurks in many corners of the Internet; often-in places where you’d least expect it. All it takes is to be in the wrong place at the wrong time to compromise your Internet browsing safety. Spyware quickly begins its task of stealing your information (including credit card numbers, usernames and passwords), directing your browser to suspect sites, changing or deleting your files, pummeling you with pop-ups and slowing your PC to a crawl.
- Minimize Social Networking
Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be excellent ways to stay in touch with friends, family and work colleagues. Unfortunately, the immense popularity and widespread use of these websites make them havens for hackers and other criminals to target unsuspecting users and steal their personal information. Social media is an often-overlooked area when it comes to information security. Because social media is sometimes treated like a personal communication tool rather than a business platform, risk monitoring & governance, employee security awareness and corporate security policies are rarely in place.
Our digital identity protections are designed to help secure communications, secure digital ecosystem for business and secure lifestyle (Security Management Solutions). We hope these are helpful if you are just getting started thinking g about securing the future of your online identity.