Oxford dictionary defines a social code as: “an interpretive framework representing the world as it is understood within a culture or subculture” (Dramatic Pause)
Well what does that mean in plain English? These are the rules and standards that a community adheres to.
What are the standards and rules or the social code of network security today??? All security companies promise you things like end-to-end encryption and five level or layered security. But what does that mean? The rules of network security now are to let every threat into the network and then “protecting” the network by carefully monitoring traffic in and out, using malware, spyware and/or virus protection programs, firewalling certain segments of the network, offering protective microchips on your server and separating retail terminals from operations terminals, all of which are costly both in terms of the cost of security programs, hardware and monitoring, the cost of maintaining two separate or multiple systems within the network, and the time it takes to navigate the labyrinth between systems to get even simple tasks done between your operations team and your retail or public domain team.
In the meantime every virus, worm, trojan, malware, spyware, and ransomware program out there has free reign inside the network and we have to hope that any network vulnerability inside the network prevents hacking, theft or is identified and either destroyed or quarantined. That is the social code of today’s “secured network”.
In fact the only fool-proof security, nowadays especially, is anonymity.
Social Code Security changes the very fabric of the rules and standards we have lived by for the past thirty years, that has seen company after company held hostage by thieves and people who get joy from destroying networks and people’s lives; costing companies and individuals millions upon millions to pick up the pieces. Social Code Security creates five new and simple rules to network security.