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Digital Trust – Security in the digital world

Digitization is here to stay and we could either hide from it or embrace it, but as you remember from the times of old, sooner or later you would still be found. The embracement means that our processes with the assorted paper trail go digital. Here is the thing about digitization that few understand: The paper trail disappears. What is on the computer is believed to be true as there is no proof to say otherwise anymore.

~ Written By Jesper Kråkhede

The last number of years we have seen a very large increase in attacks, not only standard Trojan attacks but DDOS, attacks on IoT, on industries, power grids and on our political systems using computers. We have been trying to fend those of with traditional security but to no avail. We are lagging behind. It is time to start working differently with security and move far beyond the traditional setup.

Security testing, secure coding, and surveillance, to name a few, will still be brick and mortar in the digital world but what we need is to implement functions to guarantee the integrity of the information and systems. Not only do we need to be sure that they are more or less non-hackable but even more do we need to have extensive logging of transactions that are built on non-repudiation, that are built on a guaranteed extensive identity management governed by a trusted party, that contains a trust in the full transaction, no matter the device or geographical placement of said device.

This is called Digital Trust. The security department will not be the ones providing only firewalls and secure testing anymore but the people helping you guarantee the trust in your systems. This will provide all the help need for your customers to feel that they could trust your company, that not only secures the systems but have the automated functionality to quickly identify and rectify an integrity error before this is even noticed by the users. There will be errors, there will always be errors, there will always be attacks, some even successful, but it is the Digital Trust-department that should manage this by implementing integrity in all solutions - not only confidentiality and availability.

With digitization comes Digital Trust. Without Digital Trust digitization will fail.

To read the original blog please visit: http://labs.sogeti.com/digital-trust-security-digital-world/

Jesper Kråkhede
Jesper Kråkhede
Cyber Security driver
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