As identification technologies evolve, so too do hackers. This was a topic of discussion at Smart Card Alliance’s 11th Annual Government Convention held in Washington, D.C. in November.
“If you don’t first know who’s on your network, you don’t really know if they’re supposed to be there,” says Betsy Hight, vice president of the Cybersecurity Practice at HP.
“Identity is key to understanding who is authorized to be on a network, whether they should be on the network and what activities they are conducting on that network,” says Hight. “It’s fundamental.”
Hight implores users to always be aware, “There are entities out there who are looking to do you harm.”
Hight reveals that researching the entities you interact with online is paramount to navigating the web safely and effectively.