The reason why trust will not advance significantly in the coming years is cyberspace. Every week there’s news about some new huge new cyber-security breach or other major malware attack. These types of cyber-security issues rightfully erode peoples’ trust in the internet, which in turn they are just getting worse by the day. It is important that we understand what is happening in the cyber world so that we can develop ways to deal with it, such as a comprehensive information security plan. However, in the internet’s current state of affairs there seems to be little that anyone can do about it short of developing an internet trust management system.
When I say that we can’t do much in the way of protecting our privacy in the internet I am referring to two separate issues, one about protecting information from being stolen by hackers and the other about protecting private information from people who are trying to break into computer systems and use that information. The first problem is a real one. Everyone knows that it is very important that you be able to trust the information that you input on the Internet in order to make it work properly. People who browse the web for private information like their Social Security number, confidential business information and the like know that it is imperative that they be able to feel secure in the knowledge that the site they are visiting is safe and secure.
Hackers do not have the same goals as these people in the corporate world. They are usually looking to scrape up some information from your computer in order to use it for the benefit of their own company. That is why it is more important than ever that we all work together on this issue of trust in the internet. We need to develop some sort of standard that every site should adhere to in order to gain the confidence of individuals who are using the site. I believe that it is also important for us as a society to recognize the importance of privacy in the internet.
This is what makes the current situation with identity theft so frustrating. It’s sad but true that people are giving up their trust in the internet in order to purchase things that they shouldn’t be buying over the web. Some of the things that are being sold over the internet are things that you should not even think about purchasing. As consumers it is important to be aware of everything that we are doing when we go online. It would be irresponsible for people to trust their financial future to unscrupulous sales people who prey on individuals who are in dire need of financial advice.
It is my belief that people need to be held responsible for protecting themselves whenever they visit a website. If the company from which I work is not taking proper measures to ensure that their financial information is being protected then I will stop patronizing their services. I will tell everyone that I know about this company and I will give them my business. I don’t have to list any company because every company that I work with takes the necessary steps to ensure that their personal information is safe. If you do not protect your personal information then your information could be at risk.
The lack of trust in the internet is hurting consumers but it is also hurting the American economy. Trust takes place when people feel comfortable shopping with a reputable company. You can judge the trustworthiness of a business by the number of years that they have been in business. The best way to judge a business is to look at their track record. The better a business does, the more satisfied their customers are likely to be.
I believe that the solution to this problem lies in the hands of the people who run the business. Companies must learn to put customer and individual privacy first. They must take measures to protect information so that it can be used ethically. People need to understand that if their information is shared then it might harm them. This is why I believe that a person who runs an online business should learn about information technology, privacy laws, and how to protect their information in cyberspace.
The Internet has definitely made life easier for the person who runs it. Unfortunately, it has also brought dangers into the lives of consumers. There are a lot more things that can go wrong on the Internet than people think. When a person shops online they should be aware of identity theft and other cyber crimes. It doesn’t matter what you do in the internet; someone can use it to steal your information.