- Tom Dubois
Worldwide Marketing Director, VASCO Data Security
How aware/concerned are you about who has access to your TED profile data?
Not a day goes by without reading news about a new hack or security breach. Millions of online user accounts get compromised each year. ID theft is killing consumer confidence for e-commerce and online transactions... yet we all keep on merrily posting and sharing our personal data online, often without giving a second thought about who can access and (ab)use our data. In many ways ID theft is like cancer: we all agree that it's terrible... but we always think it's not going to happen to us.
When talking about securing your online data, It's all too easy to blame the application provider for not implementing sufficient security measures. It's a fact that we, as users, are as much to blame for the problem as the service/application provider. If we're honest we simply wouldn't use any online service if it required a highly complex yet secure login process.
So how do we break out of this loop and solve the problem? Well, before we can solve the problem, we need to be aware of it. Once we're aware of it, how willing are we to act and do something about it?
So hence my question goes: How aware/concerned are you about who has access to your TED profile data?