Individuals Need to by Cyber Secure Too

Dateline: April 20, 2018

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

Cybersecurity is all the talk at many levels of the organization.  But recent research suggests that this is a problem for you and me, as individuals, too.  An article in the MIT Technology Review, titled Hackers Stole $172 billion from People in 2017, shared findings from the 2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report.  Among the alarming insights were these:

  • 978 million people in 20 countries were affected by cybercrime in 2017
  • 44% of consumers were impacted by cybercrime in the last 12 months.
  • 143 million Americans were affected by cybercrime in 2017, losing a total of $19.4 billion.
  • consumers who were a victims of cybercrime globally lost $172 billion – an average of $142 per victim – and nearly 24 hours globally (or almost three full work days) dealing with the aftermath.

It’s clear that individuals need to become more cyber secure.  How are you protecting yourself from cyber crime?

That’s a WRAP!  Have a great weekend!

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