The best time to start defending data against hackers and thieves is before they access it. Unfortunately, most people don’t think about the security of their computers, identities, or personal data until something happens.
The Price for Failing to Take Action
Identity theft cost consumers more than $56 billion in 2020 alone according to a report by Javelin Strategy & Research. Allstate Protection Services states that it can take 100 to 200 hours over six months to undo identity theft.
Technological Advances Make Hacking Easier
Hacking tools are cheap to make and easy to access. Amazon carries a range of small, portable hacking devices. No advanced knowledge is required to use them.
Prices range between $39 and $129. Just one of these devices can allow hackers to copy and store credit cards, record passwords as they are being typed, or read and copy RFID tags, for example.
Smart Technology Increases Data Vulnerabilities
The increase in smart devices geared toward making life more convenient for consumers increases the vulnerabilities of data. No need to gain access to multiple devices when it’s all controlled by a smartphone. To unlock every bit of smart technology a consumer uses, all they have to do is access one device. With the right hardware, they don’t even have to touch the smartphone to access it.
Cybersecurity Expert Mack Jackson, Jr. on Defending Data from Hackers and Thieves
This is a topic that my dear friend, Mack Jackson Jr. – the owner and CEO of Vanderson Cyber Group – knows well. As a Cybersecurity Awareness Speaker and TV Host, he spends his days teaching others how to protect themselves while providing powerful tools, insights, and techniques on “How to Keep Your Greatest Asset Secure.”