The Future of Data Integrity

TechRadar Interviews Cryptowerk CEO

January 28, 2019


The Seven Deadly Sins of Data Tampering

Data protection also means making sure that it is in its original state

TechRadar, the largest UK-based consumer technology news and reviews site (and now rapidly growing in the US and Australia), recently interviewed Cryptowerk’s co-founder and CEO, Dirk Kanngiesser, on the seven deadly sins of data tampering, and the role of data integrity in enterprise cyber-protection strategies.



Data Privacy Day is once again upon us, reminding individuals and organizations alike about the importance of protecting and securing data to avoid fraud. Last year, privacy was writ large: from the public outcry over big data collection/sharing by online giants, to the doubling of cyber fraud at banks, to global privacy legislation taking effect, including GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

The authenticity of data is one of the most important factors when it comes to cyber protection. By 2020, 50 percent of organizations will have suffered damage caused by fraudulent data and software.

Data tampering and manipulation is an insidious threat that not only affects data privacy but, if left undetected, could have imputable consequences to brand reputation, national security or public health. Today’s companies must safeguard the chain of custody for every digital asset in order to detect and deter data tampering.

Threats borne out of the weaponization of data through tampering or manipulation spans all industries. For the sake of brevity, here are seven “deadly” scenarios of data tampering:

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