What is Digital Security?

What is Digital Security?

Digital technology is changing the way in which society is operating and the ways we live our lives. Everyday, there is new ways to work and to play, new methods of interacting with one another. As our digital footprint grows exponentially, we are forming our own online identities.

Digital security is the protection of this online identity. Criminals are finding new ways to operate and steal information from digital users for their own personal gain. Digital security is an all-encompassing term which includes the tools you can use to secure your identity, assets and technology in the online and mobile world.

These tools you can use to protect your identity include anti-virus software, web services, biometrics and secure personal devices you carry with you everyday. Devices such as a smart card-based USB token, the SIM card in your cell phone, the secure chip in your contactless payment card or an ePassport are digital security devices because they give you the freedom to communicate, travel, shop and work using your digital identity in a way that is convenient, enjoyable and secure.

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