Identity refers to the distinguishing characteristics, attributes, or qualities that make an individual, group, or thing unique. In human contexts, identity is a complex interplay of factors such as nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, and personal experiences that contribute to one's sense of self. It is both a personal and social construct, shaped by internal self-recognition as well as external recognition by others. In the digital realm, identity can refer to the information and credentials—like usernames, passwords, or biometric data—used to authenticate an individual's access to systems and data. The concept of identity is central to various disciplines, from psychology, where it's often linked to self-esteem and self-concept, to sociology, where it intersects with issues of community, belonging, and social roles. In cybersecurity, managing digital identity is crucial for ensuring that only authorized users can access restricted information. Regardless of the context, the concept of identity is foundational to understanding individual behavior, social dynamics, and security protocols.
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Published: April 11, 2023, 6:37 p.m.
In our previous posts we explored the massive potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) along with its key challenges. We also discussed how blockchain could help … Read More
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