We’ve written and discussed the difference between physical 20th Century and digital 21st Century privacy and security. Formerly we depended upon physical boundaries and controls while today we depend much more upon digital (and virtual) systems and technologies to protect our information, intellectual property, and identity. Yes, we still physically lock our doors (at least some of us still do) and automobiles, but the emergence of technology systems that will supplant traditional bolts and locks are emerging. IoT, the Internet of Things is changing the ways we look at privacy, if only because of the millions of devices being developed, and the need for identity and security controls to use them.
Physical control, possession, or occupancy has always been the standard against which risk or security was measured. Today we depend more upon alphanumeric passwords, identity verification and validation, embedded cookies, two-factor authentication, bio-systems like thumbprint and iris scanners, RSA random number keys, and many more sophisticated means of limiting the number of possible validation pairs to protect ourselves or our devices.
SafeJunction’s approach is that control of device and object privacy needs to be managed by a third-party to move it away from the user and device to unknown locations and anonymous systems that may or may not have hardened firewalls, but which are harder to track, trace, or locate easily. Although no third party method is perfect, at least 95% protection has been proven in current practice. The risk of the remaining gap can be reduced through a variety of spoofs, honeypots, and other less centralized means.
Understand, there is no perfect security or privacy system. Like the famous tale of the jailer and the prisoner: The jailer must know thousands of escape possibilities while the prisoner only needs to discover one. So perfect security is mostly a dream, yet complex identity and privacy systems will increase the time it takes to find “stuff” so that the bad guys (you can decide who they are) won’t be able to compromise a complex privacy system quickly or easily.
So the new “keys” aren’t physical, as pictured, but cryptographic. The new privacy is encryption, and SafeJunction believes that users will quickly be attracted to reasonably priced products that privatize information, messages, and data while obfuscating identity.
Look for the release of SafeJunction “Digital Identity Vault” platform products later this year.
Thanks to SafeJunction