Making a Privacy Investment
Find out how to reduce risk and keep private data private.To users and operators of information systems, the plummeting costs of digital storage and processing power are becoming as much a threat as a blessing when it comes to protecting data privacy. Massive processor complexes combing through vast banks of data are silver-bullet solutions for those whod like to gain unauthorized access to the byproducts of personal transactions and enterprise business processes.
The edge of the wedge for attackers is the growing ease of accumulating histories of traffic. More bandwidth to the networkand more capacity to store whats seenmeans more raw material that attackers can sift for common mistakes. Users make a gift of their data, for example, by using identical IDs and passwords on multiple Web sites.