Happy New Year! The Only Thing We Have to Fear is The Lack of Fear Itself

By Dmitry Bagrov

Dmitry Bagrov, Managing Director of DataArt UK, expresses his concern for the privacy and security of our online interactions in Huffpost Tech UK.

“Every post you make, every breath you take, every search you make, they’ll be watching you. Every bit of information you have ever entered anywhere online is stored, collated and held… In truth, unless you have somehow managed to have no data online (which if you are reading this would be next to impossible), you are at risk, you are exposed.

As we make our way into 2017 we have not even started to approach the concept of being safe online. Our companies, our lives and our governments are exposed to terrifying risk, and ultimately it is all our own fault. By failing to adapt our awareness, change our assumptions and shift our thinking to the new world order we have left ourselves open to attack.

To reiterate, technology is such an integral part of our lives that the assumption it can be treated as an added extra, or something to bolt on, rather than at the very core has left us completely open to a catastrophe. This may never happen, but the clear and present danger will always be with us until our collective mindset changes.”

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