Mechanism of ensuring security across different online mediums

The enormity of cloud contains many variable factors which are crucial for identity security on data spread across servers and data centers spread across the globe. Client access devices are very small on the cloud and they are scattered everywhere. Same is the case for the personal computers, that are virtual and flow of data packets is continual. This makes the security of identity crucial and very important on a cloud.    

As it is obvious on cloud services with the launch of Windows 8 one would be able to access services with a Microsoft account. Apple iPad and iPhone users are already familiar with the iCloud account. With logging account on the different services the credentials used for logging into a service through portable devices and computers must be translate into the encryption recognizable by the services. This provides a lateral security cover to the identity.

For the purpose of risk management in the cloud services, insurance sector introduces various risk management procedures and methods. With risk management it levels down the loss mitigation strategies and methods.

With rising incorporation of transaction models into cloud services there is much need for regulating imperfections in modern endpoint security.  There is a need of security blanket for stopping malicious activities reaching into the endpoint. And for cloud it is an imperative activity. Privacy is another important aspect of identity security on cloud! As far as anyone lives under the impression of being spied the identity crisis will keep on lingering for longer period of time. The technology can play a vital role in this respect instead of passing of laws by the congress and government. And the issue of identity security has also special significance with respect to infrastructure as most of the computing is moving towards service model.

Security Systems on Social media

Sailing through the world, which is now full of social networking sites and smart phones that have every bit of person information about you not as smooth and easy for a person.  The biggest problem about the information sharing on social media sites is its collection, distribution and sharing. Therefore, it is very important to asses, which information to keep with yourself and which one to share around. On social networking sites, the common information shared is name, gender and date of birth.

Many people provide additional information like photographs, comments and other additional information.  Though most of the information can be kept hidden from the public, yet the companies enjoy the preference of viewing and sharing that information for the marketing and survey purposes. For example, by using Facebook credentials you partly expose your data to come into the public domain. Social media apps on smartphones, disastrously, give access to personal phone call information and physical location of the owner and this way reveals more information to others. On Apple Inc’s iPhone, apps without permission cannot locate and access GPS location coordinates a procedure which may become necessary for everyone, following the system and the procedures.

Personal information is the basis of internet economy shared by marketing and advertising companies. Hundreds of companies, gather personal data about Web users, and mix it with other information and then resell it on a heavy profit. The main problem with this type of data sharing is that if it goes into the hands of insurance companies or banks, they can use them for decision making purposes with whom to do business with.

It is not expected from the social media sites to have a privacy policy, companies do have. However, websites for having any such privacy policies can be prosecuted under law. Sites that accept payment card information need to be more vigilant with respect for encrypting and protecting the data. Medical records and some financial information is subject of stricter rules.

Tips to secure online security

When every bit of data is shared on cloud between different social media facilities and data mining scaling new heights, it is obvious to be extra cautious to protect and retributive towards your online privacy. The updated antivirus can sort out many problems faced by your system with respect to online safety of the data, but it is ultimately in your hand to guard privacy enjoyed online by adopting some common measures to secure data.

  • Reacting to cookie notices on browser: Cookies are pieces of information stored on one’s computer. They help in avoiding retyping of passwords and user IDs again and again. Other use of cookies is for the data mining purposes where a users’ behavior could be observed and tracked for the marketing purposes and use by a web company. Browsers like Mozilla provide a bit of control over cookies to a user. They provide piece of information as whether to accept or reject a cookie. Avoid providing full birth date on social media sites: Date of birth is centre for identity thieves to extract all the best information for their use. For caution you can leave only month and day on the social sites.
  • Multiple usernames and passwords should be used: The usernames and passwords for social networks, online banking, e-mail and online shopping should be completely different from each other. The varying passwords must be accommodated with different password as well. With a common user name across different websites your romantic, personal, professional and e-commerce data can easily be measured with the help of simple algorithms.
  • Always read a privacy policy:  While singing for a new service, it is imperative to go through its privacy policy carefully. A Good privacy policy also tells about tracking your activities and selling your information to a third party. It is nice to use SSL whenever interacting with internet sites.  
  • Use an alternative credit card: If you are in habit of making a lot of online purchase, it is rather advisable to ask your credit card provider to give you a temporary number mentioned with a spending limit and an expiration date.

Using an anonymizer to hide your computer’s IP address and leaving away spam mails without a communication with spammers also help to protect your online privacy.

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