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financial devastation of high-tech crime has received much recent attention in
the media. Its costs continue to escalate as hacking techniques become
increasingly sophisticated, outwitting leading experts in the field and
infecting the networks secured by government security agency experts.
Businesses have had private customer data compromised and stolen, with ransoms
being demanded by the networks of hackers. Private individuals who have been
victims of cyber-crime experience a sense of vulnerability and loss of
confidence after their personal cyber-security has been trespassed.
study tracking the financial impact of cyber-crimes between 2013 and 2015 found
that the total costs of the activity approached one-half trillion dollars, with
the number of incidents having increased four-fold during that same period.
Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that by 2021 this amount could increase to $6
personal-cyber security of every individual is at risk. The impacts of this new
crime wave reaches into every area of the personal lives of every member of our
highly electronic device-dependent lives.
annual increase in the numbers of victims experiencing identity theft or that
may have had their sensitive private information accessed without authorization
or their private or business email accounts hacked is alarming.
of this year the WannaCry virus attacks, affecting more than 300,000 computers
in over 150 countries, hit government and business infrastructure hard, taking
many institutions off-line for several days while the organizations struggled to
isolate infected networks and computers. The estimated cost of the WannaCry
attack is somewhere between $4 - $5 billion.
Domestically the problem has reached critical thresholds, receiving attention of
the highest branches of lawmakers and enforcement agencies. The U.S. Congress
has worked to create new legislation to deal with the cyber-crime threat.
President Trump signed the Strengthening the CyberSecurity of Federal Networks
and Critical Infrastructure executive order in May of this year, ordering
studies and redirecting resources into addressing the problem at the federal
previous Obama Administration ordered $19 billion to strengthen the national
infrastructure against these attacks.
who can forget the embarrassment caused to former Secretary of State Hillary
Clintons following her own personal cyber-security having been attacked and her
compromising and damaging emails having become publicly shared on the internet?
cyber-crime epidemic, bringing despair and panic to many private individuals,
San Francisco-based, security specialist firm Rubica has developed an innovative
technology that protects the personal cyber-security of its customers.
Described as the best personal privacy and cyber-security solution that its
customers dont have to think about, Rubica provides a cutting-edge software
security solution building upon the expertise of some of the top experts in the
division of Concentric Advisors, Rubica was started having the expertise of NSA,
Scotland Yard and US Navy security specialists. Their security solution protects
individuals from the devastating impacts following their devices being hacked
and their privacies compromised.
Whereas the current security paradigm is limited to protecting against known
threats or to sending alerts once private information has been accessed without
authorization, Rubicas solution actively monitors and protects their customers
personal cyber security
against known and suspected cyber-threats.
of this year, the firms products personal cyber-security benefits were
compared to those available to large corporations with specialized security
staff, also highlighting the ease with which the application can be installed by
users without any special technical expertise.