How Blockchain helps protect your data from hackers

  There is a great deal of noise around right now in the IT world regarding Data Science and Big Data. Many new job roles are being created in Data Science related roles including in the field of Information and IT Security.   Within all this there is a newly emergent data encryption technology called Blockchain technology. This technology underpins the infamous Bitcoin currency and the many lookalikes that it has recently spawned. The interesting thing about Blockchain is that it has grown up now from its initial use in Bitcoin. Banks and Financial institutions, many business start-ups and manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) device are also starting to adopt the technology. The primary reason for the take-up of Blockchain is data security. Blockchain is, put simply, the most secure and impenetrable way to transmit data securely period. In future it could even mean that some forms of penetration testing, provided by experts such as ourselves, becomes somewhat unnecessary, only time will tell!   How Blockchain secures data The first thing to note with Blockchain is that it removes any need for an intermediary or middleman during any financial or other data transfer process. For instance, Banks and FinancialClick Me For More Details… […]

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A look at Hackers potential impact on businesses and organisations

It is a fact of modern life that a great many modern businesses and organisations will have already been hacked by unscrupulous criminal networks! What you may not know is that either individuals or government agencies acting for entire nation states have also recently been implicated in these criminal activities! These data breaches occur worldwide every day of the week 24/7 and show no signs of abating anytime soon. Security breaches are also not necessarily something that most companies would want to make public. This is because there is, of course, a major potential issue should your banking, credit card or other details come into the hands of a criminal enterprise or foreign government. The world’s biggest data breaches have been truly enormous in scale. In 2014 eBay lost as many as 233 million personal details including names, telephone numbers, post and email addresses, passwords and even dates of birth! It is thought that this particular eBay data breach was facilitated by a small number of its own employees passing details to hackers thereby allowing them to access an eBay database containing their user’s personal details. Once the hackers had gained access they simply copied the valuable data with theClick Me For More Details… […]

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