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 understands: The paper trail disappears. What´s on
the computer is the truth as there is no proof otherwise anymore.
everyone is thinking of all new ways we could use IOT, move our life
into the devices and in general be more efficient in everything
involving information it is my task to make sure that you all could do
that and trust that the computer doesn’t say no.
The last number
of years we have seen a very large increase in attacks, not only
standard Trojan attacks but DDOS, attacks on IOT, attacks on industries,
power grids and attacks on our political systems using computerized
attacks. 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.
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 one helping you guarantee the trust in the
systems, that provides all the help needed 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.