In the words of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, “we’ve grown used to wonders in this century.”
You will agree with me that the truth in those words is evident in our day and age, as technology and technological advancements continue to shape and, in some cases, determine the course of our lives.
Blockchain technology, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, to mention a few, have informed rapid changes in how we interact with the world around us. We are now able to obtain and process information faster than we could a decade ago.
Mobile devices now come with more storage and functionalities than we could have ever imagined possible, thanks to continuous advancement in technology and its application at different levels.
The global COVID-19 pandemic which left individuals and businesses no choice but to pivot to digitally powered remote operations, also accelerated the adoption of a digital lifestyle from which there is no turning back.
Recent studies confirm that there are more people literally living and transacting businesses online than there are within brick and mortar stores.
Businesses that thrive, post covid-19 lockdown do so, not only because of the revolutionary products, crucial services, or the exceptional customer experience they offer; but largely because they have been able to integrate technology into their operations, enabling them to stay connected to their target market and abreast of happenings within their industry.
However, the rapid advancement in technology has not been without its peculiar challenges.
As more and more people embrace technology and rely on the internet for communication, transactions and the storage of personal information, criminals are also hard at work in their bid to steal information for personal gain or even malicious intent.
Sadly, cybercrime is on the increase and this poses a huge threat to everyone regardless of age, status, or affiliations.
Nigeria’s Consumer Awareness and Financial Enlightenment Initiative has projected that by 2030, Nigeria stands to lose about US$6 trillion to cybercrime within and outside the country and that these crimes will be committed mostly through phishing and identity theft.
Quite frankly, the ever-evolving and pervasive nature of the digital lifestyle we have adopted affects cybersecurity in more ways than we realize, as cybercrimes have seen a significant increase over the years consistent with the advancement in technology.
But it is not all bad news!
I am delighted to inform you that advancement in technology has not only saddled us with cybercrimes, but has provided us with innovative tools that can instantly alert users of security breaches.
On this note, allow me to introduce YouID, the secure digital ID wallet from YouVerify that lets you safely store personal details in an encrypted format and access online services securely without having to fill a KYC form.
YouID collates and reports data breaches and leakages globally, keeping users informed with their credentials secure at all times, from identity theft and other forms of cybercrime.
YouID was born from a discovery by my team and I due to the need for impenetrable security for personal information of internet service users. YouID provides that extra layer of security, ease, and comfort that everyone needs to make work and life easier today.
As a lifestyle App, YouID is built for daily use, tailored for people who wish to live smart and do more. People who place a high premium on security and comfort.
From the security of your personal information and credentials to the access it gives you to hundreds of thousands of service providers and services from verified merchants in Nigeria and across Africa, rest assured that as you make YouID a part of your life, you will enjoy the limitless benefits it offers.
My guarantee to you today is that whether you’re an individual or a business, within the next couple of weeks, you will awaken to the realization that YouID is the best thing that ever happened to you in today’s ever changing world.
The YouID App is available for free download at the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store, please download it and begin your journey towards a smarter and more secure lifestyle.
Thank you for honouring our invitation to be a part of the community of smart people set to change the world by making the digital space safe and conducive for everyone. Your presence at this launch means a lot to me. Thank you.