Enabling Secure Anywhere – Bill Gates

Today Bill Gates has delivered a new communication on “Enabling Secure Access Anywhere in a Connected World”. When we think of access anywhere, the first compelling agent for a big debate would be the “Security”. As all of us know, the Internet is becoming more devilish day by day. At the same time the demand for information is growing up at exponentially high rate. This calls out for a new vision on enabling the access to data in this connected world.

Bill Gates tried to address the same in his press note here

Some of the highlights…

How widespread is the problem? In the United States last year, security breaches – some inadvertent, some purposeful and criminal – exposed the personal information of more than 100 million people. In 2005, 46 percent of fraud complaints filed with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission were Internet related. A 2006 report from the Cyber Security Industry alliance noted that 50 percent of Internet users are afraid their credit card information will be stolen. No company is immune to the danger.

The evolution of protection: It is impossible to overstate the importance of providing the right levels of privacy and information protection so that users can trust that their information is secure. To achieve this, we must be able to protect information not only when it is in transit, as we do today through encryption, but also on the server, the desktop, mobile device, and wherever else it may reside.

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