“A digital guardian will protect you online” – IBM


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IBM recently published a number of innovations they expect to see in the near future which can be seen here.

Among them was the more interesting concept of “smart guardian” that will safeguard you from fraud online.

Basically, the security across the increasing amount of devices we use is fragmented. In 2012, 12 million people were victims of identity fraud in the U.S. In five years, IBM envisions a digital guardian that will become trained to focus on the people and items it’s entrusted with. This smart guardian will sort through contextual, situational, and historical data to verify a person’s identity on different devices. The guardian can learn about a user and make an inference about behavior that is out of the norm and may be the result of someone stealing that person’s identity. With 360 degrees of data about someone, it will be much harder to steal an identity.

“In this case, you don’t look for the signature of an attack,” Meyerson said. “It looks at your behavior with a device and spots something anomalous. It screams when there is something out of the norm.”

Some really interesting ideas and innovations coming out of IBM……

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