Many actions and events took place yesterday, Tuesday February 6, to mark Safer Internet Day. This year’s theme was: Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you.
The annual day is a call to action for stakeholders to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone. Regular folk were also invited to join in and discover ways to ensure a better digital experience.
This is the digital age. We live online, and it’s definitely worthwhile to highlight the ways of doing that safely, but it doesn’t fix the crux of the problem, which is this—the internet can never be safe because the internet is not private. The internet is not private because governments and tech giants gather all user data for monitoring and advertising purposes. If they can access user data whenever they feel like it, of course hackers can too.
Advanced encryption is the only way to ensure data remains secret and safe. Every action you make online is storing your data to ‘the cloud’. The cloud is thought of as some invisible storage space, but it’s not invisible at all. It’s stored in the servers and computers of your cloud provider and the internet provider and the website provider and so on. It’s a much used idiom, but the cloud really is just other people’s computers.
And the uptake in using cloud environments over private servers is immense. Cisco’s new cloud index predicts that within the next three years, 94 percent of all workloads will run in some form of cloud environment, and even on-premises workloads will run in a virtualized environment.
That 94 percent covers both public and private cloud scenarios, which means even in an on-premises scenario, almost all workloads are going to be run in a virtualized environment. The days where a server is dedicated to one workload is drawing to a close.
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