When we talk about the Internet or technology in general, we can think about identification as well. This is because it is now more than ever, that we have online accounts for everything. In cases where it is not online, we have a sort of identification set up for our devices.
But mostly, when talks about cybersecurity and its importance pop up, it has to do with the online world. A lot of us have accounts on various platforms, from e-mails to social media platforms like Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and so on. And as you may have noticed, many security considerations go into it all. In fact, there's an option for privacy and security on every service that you may have used in these modern times.
The need for it is justified, as hacking and other forms of cybercrime continue to rise. While passwords remain the most classic way to protect one's account, they are no longer durable. Accompanies with a password, two-factor authentication is used by many platforms. For instance, codes can be sent on the phone or your e-mail for verification if a sign-in has been attempted from an unknown device.
Then we have biometrics. From eye scans to the more common fingerprint identification, these can help protect devices. Have a look at the infographic below to further understand the various approaches in cybersecurity.
Infographic by: BeyondIdentity