Karl Barton, Senior Director, International Channels and Alliances at SecureAuth commented below, in regards to how cybersecurity has changed along with the 30th anniversary of the world wide web.
Karl Barton, Senior Director, International Channels and Alliances at SecureAuth:
“It’s 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, and today we celebrate the innovation that connected people, ideas and information. Berners-Lee, nor the world – anticipated it evolving into the pivotal entity that we have today. But with the ever expanding platform and connection came great repercussions with the spread of disinformation, privacy and security threats. From a cybersecurity perspective we’ve spent three decades bartering away our personal data and identities on the web, with the consequences only emerging in the last few years. And with large data breaches a near daily occurrence (the majority thanks to lost or stolen credentials) businesses are now trying to mop up the fast and loose attitudes to security and personal data of the past.
Over the next 30 years it’s clear that how we approach security, privacy and data needs to change. Laws and regulations will further emerge, but the role of our identities in cybersecurity needs to be acknowledged. This starts with organisations radically changing their attitudes to what personal information they really need from customers, and ends with prioritising security at the identity level. The internet has changed almost every aspect of our lives for good and bad, but getting a handle on the issues surrounding cybersecurity and data breaches will put us in good stead for years to come.”