Ensuring Data Security with Digital Signature and Fingerprinting
When it comes to keeping valuable information safe, the idea of digital security does not seem quite promising to many. This is because of the notion that no information online is ever private, and that everything can be compromised. However, with the development of blockchain technology, we have reached a point of time in which data privacy and authenticity can be ensured digitally.
The flaws of non-digital data storage and verification systems:
The majority of people prefer to use paper documents to record sensitive information, hoping that they will be easier to track. However, this is not exactly a feasible idea for the following reasons:
- Adding security features to paper documents is an expensive process, the effectiveness of which is not satisfactory.
- Paper documents can pile up quickly, and authenticating each and every one of them can be a time consuming process.
- Forging and manipulating paper documents is easier than one might expect; the risk of insider theft is high.
- There is a low sense of control and confidentiality while managing paper documents.
Now one might wonder: Is there really a better way to manage valuable information? Is it truly possible to keep data tamper-proof?
This is where blockchain-based cryptographic security features come into play.
Data protection with Authlink:
Cryptography helps in safeguarding valuable information from external threats. Using the cryptographic security that blockchain technology provides, brands can upload and manage data online with ease. The Authlink platform enables several crypto-driven security features that help businesses ensure the safety and authenticity of their data at all times, the major ones being digital signature and digital fingerprinting.
- Promoting accountability with digital signatures
What Authlink does:
On the Authlink platform, each business can upload a secure digital signature to issue, transfer and authenticate product designs and identities. The digital signature feature works with advanced signing encryption technology, and the Issuer of the organization can create it to ensure total control over the signing matters of the organization’s account.
What businesses get:
Authlink has made it mandatory for each organization to enable its own digital signatures in order to develop digital product designs and identities. This is a practical way to ensure that there is no scope to create unauthorized digital products and that there is accountability for each bit of product information uploaded on the platform. The digital signature cannot be manipulated or leaked, but it is also easy for the Issuer to manage and put it to use for company purposes.
2. Enhancing verifiability with digital fingerprinting
What Authlink does:
The Issuer of an organization can add digital fingerprinting files to the business account to make them effortlessly verifiable. When a new file is uploaded to the system, it is assigned with a distinct fingerprint or cryptographic hash to ensure its security across the ecosystem. The files can also be verified by any external parties through Authlink’s verification terminal.
What businesses get:
In general, confirming the authenticity of a company’s files, especially by third parties, tends to be a time-consuming process. Moreover, keeping accurate document records and protecting them from safety threats can become quite expensive. However, with the digital fingerprinting feature, each business document becomes easy to store, access, and verify. Moreover, the Issuer of the organization needs to confirm authenticity using the digital signature in order to create a new file. This strengthens the accountability of the data in the documents.
Employ state-of-the-art, blockchain-driven security features while managing your organization’s products. Schedule a free demo of the Authlink platform here, or sign up for the beta version here.