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Cyber safety and climate change

Louis Leahy | Aug. 5, 2010
The improvement of security and safety on the internet is of paramount importance in any case but if climate scientists are correct then this is perhaps a more urgent task than might otherwise be apparent.

If required tokens or certificates can be an additional level of security however these are not practical in many circumstances  and lead to additional costs of maintenance and device capability to cater for the additional system requirements. There is an ever increasing variety of operating systems on client equipment to cater for and when combined with the increasing numbers of updates it becomes unwieldy for system administrators. A solution such as Armorlogs that is server side based can alleviate this demand and will be of significant value for network administrators.

Secure authentication access will become even more paramount as more organisations move to virtualised computer services and hosted applications i.e. cloud computing.  The challenge will be to operate systems that allow for memorable sets of access credentials that users can easily remember while having a system that is designed to deploy sufficient complexity and sophistication to deter hacking attacks. In doing this security will be improved and users and organisations will have more confidence to allow remote computing to be undertaken by more of their work force. If security is properly developed in authentication methods more purchasing will occur online reducing the need for travel. This may also facilitate more efficient goods transfer systems as transport logistics specialists may benefit from increasing outsourced volumes.

Collaboration for freight distribution may not come about by organisations acting alone it may be important that outsourcing for goods transportation is encouraged to facilitate maximum efficiency to assist in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Facilitating online commerce will assist in this process as businesses customer bases become more disparate it will necessitate the outsourcing of goods movements by more and more organisations which in turn will facilitate development of transport logistics. This will occur more quickly when online security is properly deployed and organisations can feel safe in decentralising information management processes & procedures and user can feel more confident in dealing with online merchants.

Improving computer, network and internet security will facilitate this and consequently will indirectly help to reduce pollution by creating a safer environment to encourage more commerce to be conducted online, resulting in more efficient use of transport. Obviously the improvement of security and safety on the internet is of paramount importance in any case but if climate scientists are correct then this is perhaps a more urgent task than might otherwise be apparent.

Louis Leahy is the inventor of VPCSML a new authentication technology and a Director of the technology vendor Armorlog International Ltd. 

 

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