Every other business is rushing to leave a footprint on this most widely accessed platform in the world. Many businesses have revived themselves by just accepting to use the internet as their sales, marketing, and customer service channel among so many other functionalities. Individuals on the other hand have gained access to the internet and have benefited tremendously as well. The full benefits of the internet and its many applications can only be enjoyed if the person using it appreciates information security.
For some years now the internet has diversified in a great way. Today millions of people access social media networks and they buy stuff using the same or from the many online stores. Businesses on the other hand have had the chance to sell their stuff to millions of people across the globe. A company in France can easily sell a commodity to a customer in Australia all thanks to the internet. Information security is the one component that helps keep the internet world in one piece.
When a person opens an account with a website and their intention is to buy commodities over the internet then they will have to trust that the internet systems and the site which they have opened the account with has put in place the necessary information security measures. The security of a person’s password for a bank account is critical because if a rogue internet user gets access to the same, then all hell will break loose for them. The security system trusted to keep the necessary passwords intact helps many people accessing financial services. The other financial sectors that rely heavily on this type of security are credit cards, e-wallets and online stores not forgetting the gambling sites.
Many people who have home computers don’t really take those strict measures in ensuring that their information security is good even though their very sensitive information is found therein. If a hacker were to make a stop in a homeowner’s computer that is not well attended to in terms of security, then they can very easily retrieve the credit card number and password, their bank information and any other information that is dear to that person. The hacker will then use the information. The unfortunate thing is that a person never really gets to know until the bills arrive. It is wise to install some security firewalls like antivirus and others.
The internet is a very enjoyable place to be in. There is a lot that one can learn and explore. All this is however limited to the security that is found or put in place to protect the parties involved. Many people will go over to the internet without so much as thinking of what kind of efforts have been put in place. Whereas this is not their problem to handle, a person should know that the use of the internet is based on trust. Information security measures put in place ensure the adherence of this.
When we talk about internet orientated organizations, the information security (Do you know that the Danish term is informationssikkerhed?) is one of the first things that have to be observed and constantly improved.