We live in the internet-of-things world. Our computers, our watches, appliances, cars, and factory equipment are all connected to networks. Even lawn watering systems and roadways are upgraded with digital sensors. Number of connected devices has surged nearly 70 percent to 6.4 billion and is growing rapidly.
The upside of the internet of things is that people and systems -- healthcare, food production, transportation, energy consumption, investing -- will be smarter and more efficient. The downside - cybercrime.
Cybercrime, which is any criminal activity that involves the Internet, a computer or computer technology, has become an unwieldy epidemic that comes in many shapes and forms.
The following offers a primer of cybercrime activity and an array of tips for helping you protect yourself and your identity from the bad guys.
As an advisor, protecting clients' personal and financial data is of the utmost importance. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns about the best ways to protect your sensitive information.