• Register

Apex Technology Blog

Apex Technology has been serving the Carolinas since 1998, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Could the Blockchain Someday Make Business Data More Secure?

Could the Blockchain Someday Make Business Data More Secure?

The blockchain has been a hot topic in the past few years, if only tangentially. With all the buzz around cryptocurrencies, it can be easy to forget about the underlying technology that powers it and its other applications. Let’s pivot to these other applications for a moment and discuss how the blockchain could potentially be involved with security needs at some point in the future.

First, Let’s Review What Blockchain Is

Blockchain technology, also known as distributed ledger technology, is a method of computing where an entire P2P network of computer systems—thousands of computers in total—share the responsibility for storing data.

Every process or transaction is recorded by every participating system’s ledger, creating a decentralized and implicitly trustworthy chain of immutable records.

This Decentralized Nature is Key to the Idea of Improved Security

The concept of this idea is as follows:

Centralized servers are the keystone to many, many organizations’ infrastructure strategies. Naturally, any of these organizations could be targeted by cybercrime, whether that’s through a phishing attack, a Distributed Denial of Service attack, whatever the perpetrator has determined to use.

With the blockchain in play, however, the person or group attempting the hack has a much higher bar to clear. Instead of just attacking one server, the attacker now has to get control over effectively the entire blockchain in order to do anything. Otherwise, the rest of the blockchain will see the change in the attacked node’s ledger and reject it—blocking an attacker’s attempt to exfiltrate data.

So, with it laid out in language like this, what do you think? Could this potentially be the next big thing in blockchain? We’d be interested in finding out, that’s for sure.

However, this is all still a hypothetical, posed by Internet privacy advocate Jenelle Fulton-Brown, a security architect based in Toronto. In the meantime, Apex Technology can help outfit your business with the best cybersecurity infrastructure available to Carolinas businesses, while also helping to educate your team on the behaviors they need to follow to keep your business safe. Give us a call at (704) 895-0010 to learn more.

The Reality Is That You Could Know More About Cybe...
Data Backup Truly Protects a Business
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Guest
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Friday, March 24, 2023

Captcha Image

Latest News & Events

Apex Technology is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.trustapex.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Apex Technology can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(704) 895-0010

18335 Old Statesville Rd.
Suite K

Cornelius, North Carolina 28031

Our Partners

  • barracuda-msp-partner.png
  • DarkWebID-partner.png
  • dell-partner.png
  • duo-green.png
  • IDAgentPartner-partner.png
  • meraki-partner.png
  • mgma-partner.png
  • ms-partner-300x55.png
  • sc-partner.png
  • segra-partner.png