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Cyber Risk and Identity Theft: Protect Your Lifestyle

 


News reports show large-scale data breaches are on the rise and affecting every sector of business from Yahoo to the Internal Revenue Service, even hospitals and colleges. But we don’t hear many reports about consumers falling victim to cybercrime. With the increasing number of devices joining the Internet of Things (IoT), individuals – and individual devices –  have become prime targets.

Cybercrime is defined as any criminal act that involves computers and networks. In addition, it includes traditional crimes conducted through the internet. Today, cybercrime is a greater risk than ever before because of the copious amount of time people spend online. It’s a rapidly evolving landscape that demands attention.

There are numerous categories of cybercrime, but the ones that affect the most victims include identity theft, credit card fraud, and social networking scams. Review the information presented in our white paper to learn how to better protect yourself, your family, and your lifestyle from cybercrime and its long-lasting effects.