Security & Privacy By Sydney Wachob

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Security & Privacy By Sydney Wachob by Mind Map: Security & Privacy  By Sydney Wachob

1. Atlantic Training. (2012, August 20). Online Safety Infographic: You are not safe online! Retreived from Dictionary. Privacy. Retrieved from Dictionary. Security. Retrieved from MDG Advertising. (2012, February 21) The Sad State of Social Media Privacy [Infographic] Retreived from Pew Research Center. (2013, May 21). What teen share on social media. [Infographic] Retreived from Visa Security Sense. (2013) Fraud News. Visa Security Summit 2013 – Crowd-Sourcing a New Solution to Consumer Education. Retrieved from


2.1. The definition of privacy is, “The state of being free from unwanted or undue intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs; freedom to be let alone.” (Dictionary) Privacy is something everyone wants, but not many have in our day and age. With the rising of social media, nothing is private as though our information may seem private from certain people; it is not. With people's desire to share everything on social media, it is easy for our personal life to be invaded and found by anyone; once it is online. Statistics show that, “68% of Facebook users don’t understand Facebook's privacy settings” (MDG Advertising). This fact just proves how much people simply don’t care for their privacy online, because if people really wanted privacy they would look into understanding those settings. Another statistic shows the surprising result of how much teens are sharing personal information online. Many teens ranging from 12-17 share simple things from birth dates, to where they live, the school they attend, email, phone number and more (Pew Research Center, 2013).

3. Conclusion

3.1. Overall, these two topics coincide with each other by being relatively similar. Security is an important aspect for life in general, as people need it to feel safe whether that be with their money, home, or online. Privacy is also human nature, as people do crave a sense of privacy in their day to day life. Which leads to the final thought of remembering to stay safe online by ensuring not too much personal information is online, and to read fine prints as we never know truly where are information may be heading towards.

4. Creative Element


6. Security and privacy do not oppose each other, but instead work well together. Without one or the other, it would simply not be an issue. Wanting better privacy will always lead to having better security.

7. For my creative portion, I decided to do a mind map to collectively organize my thoughts better, as well as to display them in a fun way that may make it more interesting for readers. I feel this adds to my discussion as it is different than writing a simple post, but it includes a form of technology that helps communicate my topic better.


8.1. The definition of security is, “something that secures or makes safe; protection; defense.” (Dictionary) When people believe they need more privacy, they look to security to help keep safe and guarded. Privacy through technology online can look like many things, as people turn for help in areas they may feel invaded of their privacy online. People will make certain social media accounts more private, as they want their personal information to be secure for only them and people they know. What most don’t understand, is that by giving or putting out any personal information online; there will be results that come from doing so. “Signing up for the NBC website shares your username with 7 other companies.” (Atlantic Training, 2012). This statistic was shared to recognize how little security people do have when giving personal information online. By not reading the fine print or terms and conditions, it can result in a breach of security as people’s information may go places that is unwanted.

9. How Are They Important?

9.1. Both these topics are important, all though similar they work hand in hand in order to keep people safe both online and in the real world. Statistics show that, “8.1 million people fall victim to identity theft every year, and 1.6 million households have had their bank accounts compromised.” (Atlantic Training, 2012). These facts are reality and do impact our world greatly, by affecting millions of people each year. No one enjoys having their privacy be taken away, or their security broken into.

10. Why This?

10.1. I chose these two matters as I can relate to times in my life where I felt my privacy was overlooked, as well as having a safe security out of my reach. I believe these two subjects areimportant and should not be overlooked, especially as most people’s personal information is floating around the internet unknowingly.

10.2. It should now be clear that privacy and security are similar and relate, without security there will be no privacy.

11. They Work Together

11.1. Privacy and security compliment each other by remaining in the same category of safety. Security is a natural response for people when felt that they need more privacy. They work hand in hand as security is made to feel a sense of reliability and assuredness for one who lacks that. Wanting more privacy, leads to wanting better security. Many cases have been revealed of people who let their personal information go online, to where it made them needing more security. “With consumers being inundated with more information today than ever before, it is critical that we continue to find new and innovative ways to reach them with important security information.” (Visa Security Sense, 2013). This quote shows a credit card company connecting with their customers by showing how they want to ensure a secure way of handling their personal money.

12. Do They Oppose?