How blockchain is providing the foundation for the next generation in cybersecurity
Blockchain as a means of securing data is being used by Barclays to secure fund transfers. Lockheed Martin, a massive US defense contractor, uses blockchain to implement cybersecurity protocol measures in engineering systems, supply chain risk management and software development. It speaks volumes that the security of some of the most dangerous weapons in the world can be trusted to blockchain.
Even the US government itself, recently conducted a report to analyze how blockchain could be used to better secure their network, having concluded 84% of all government agencies fail basic encryption standards.
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VPNs are No More Sufficient to Protect Your Privacy on the Web
Well, the reason lies in the very word that ails the freedom on the internet today — centralization. Centralized businesses manage and control the VPNs we use today. These central entities offer bandwidth to users for a premium fee, and they store their users’ data on a centralized server. Now, we all know that anything with a centralized infrastructure is highly susceptible to hacks.
It’s best to conclude by saying the same thing we started with: we are fighting a never-ending battle against cybercriminals. While in the future it may be something else, today, one of the best solutions in sight for personal security and privacy on the web seems to be a decentralized private network.