Digital security gives individuals and organisations the freedom to embrace the digital lifestyle. It equates to the protection of their identity, their personal data and assets, as well as their technology means when they use digital devices and networks (private, public, Internet and mobile) and use cases such as communication on a social network, financial transactions, e-administration and e-commerce.
In this perspective, security is different from:
â€¢ Safety, which is the state of being protected against unintentional harm events;
â€¢ Reliability, which is the ability of a device to perform its functions while being protected against failure of a component;
â€¢ Quality, meaning the avoidance of issues stemming from defects.
Security pertains to the protection against threats that are related to malicious human activities.
Now, just like in the case of physical security measures, digital security solutions must be chosen in accordance with the level of threat and its potential harm. Effective security only results when there is a correct trade-off between the level of security measures and the convenience of these security measures.
id-me provides ways for Identity SecurityÂ when using digital devices and networks (private, public, Internet and mobile) and use cases such as communication on a social network, financial transactions, e-administration and e-commerce making use ofÂ the emerging field of technology devoted to identification of individuals using biological traits, such as those based on retinal or iris scanning, fingerprints, voice or face recognition.