Security is key in today’s digital world. If we don’t have security with sensitive information such as birthdays, social security numbers and even simple passwords, then people can get into our accounts and using our information create great harm. This is why many institutions are turning to blockchain for higher learning as a way to ensure that their data is secure.
When we look at a blockchain we are looking at a new way of encrypting our data so that no sensitive information is transmitted over a network. How this works is that a student or a staff member will go up to a kiosk or a computer system in the school and enter in a predetermined piece of information. This information then generates a blockchain that is encrypted and used throughout the remainder of the transaction.
In this process other information is then entered which is coded and secured and can’t be hacked or viewed. When the system then gets to the end of the chain it will then process this information in a way that it decrypts it within the system, authenticates itself and then destroys the information in the chain.
This type of system is really secure and can’t be hacked. Since the information used is so complex hacking it would be impossible. At the end of the process students and users can see invoices for their purchases, download their purchases and much more.
When it comes to security it is very important that the initial data entry point also be secure. This is why these machines and access points will require specific information such as a data key or other method. However, the student also needs to be careful with their information. If they talk about what they do or how they do it, vulnerabilities can still exist. So, know what you are doing and ensure that you take every step to protect yourself and your information.Read More »