FORBES: Computer Education Key To America’s Safety & Security In Our Increasingly Connected Society

FORBES: Computer Education Key To America’s Safety & Security In Our Increasingly Connected Society

Several years ago former defense secretary Leon Panetta warned about the growing threat of cyber attacks. As we wade deeper and deeper into the increasingly Connected Society in which the Internet is a backbone of commerce and transactions as well as communications and streamed entertainment, the dark side is we are increasingly at risk. Some will tout privacy concerns, and while opinions on that will differ, the cold reality is the more information we put into the Cloud or on the Internet, the more someone is going to want it. What they choose to do with that information, including in some cases email address, birth dates, social security numbers, and potentially financial information depends on who is doing the attack and why.

While this may sound somewhat over the top, estimates put the number of leaked records near 300 million in 2015 with over $1 billion stolen in the same year. While one of the high profile attacks was on the Ashley Madison website, Anthem WLP +%T-Mobile USA , the White House and even CIA Director John Brennan had his personal email hacked. In 2016, we’ve continued to see cyber attacks, including the one on D.C.-area hospital chain MedStar, but we’ve also learned of either previously unknown attacks or ones whose impact was grater than first believed.

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Chris Versace, Chief Investment Officer
I'm the Chief Investment Officer of Tematica Research and editor of Tematica Investing newsletter. All of that capitalizes on my near 20 years in the investment industry, nearly all of it breaking down industries and recommending stocks. In that time, I've been ranked an All Star Analyst by Zacks Investment Research and my efforts in analyzing industries, companies and equities have been recognized by both Institutional Investor and Thomson Reuters’ StarMine Monitor. In my travels, I've covered cyclicals, tech and more, which gives me a different vantage point, one that uses not only an ecosystem or food chain perspective, but one that also examines demographics, economics, psychographics and more when formulating my investment views. The question I most often get is "Are you related to…."

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