Celebrate October by Protecting Yourself from Spooky Online Threats
Posted On: October 18, 2017
Did you know it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month? Of course you did! It’s only the most exciting part of October!
But on a more serious note, cyber security is gravely overlooked in almost every instance of every day life. You secure your car and home, protect your valuables and loved ones—shouldn’t you be sure that you’re protected online as well? Here are some facts worth knowing, and plans-of-action to make sure you don’t become a statistic.
- Cyber crime is expected to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021.
- Cyber crime will more than triple the number of unfilled cyber security jobs by 2021.
- Recently, over half of America had their sensitive personal information leaked.
- Hackers attack every 39 seconds.
- 1 in 3 Americans were hacked in the past year.
- The median number of days a hacker is dormant within a network before detection: over 200.
The online world can be a truly treacherous place. Thankfully, Stream offers a complete line of Protective Services that can help you be proactive about cyber crime, rather than reactive (and too late).
Consider it car insurance, but for your identity. With recent credit bureau breaches, there’s a decent chance your identity is already up for grabs. Insure it. Stream offers Identity Protection, allowing for personal data misuse monitoring & alerts, $1 million in identity theft insurance, and full-service identity restoration services.
A separate, yet connected, part of identity protection is credit monitoring. Once your sensitive personal information has been stolen, it can be used to open credit accounts in your name, running up insane debt and ruining your credit. Stay on top of your credit with Credit Monitoring by Stream, allowing for 24/7 awareness of when and how your credit is being spent.
All it takes is a misplaced click on a bad link to scramble your computer like a spider web under siege by an eggbeater. Phishing, malware, botnets, and ransomware can all spell the end of your PC. Ensure there’s a second life waiting with the help of Stream Tech Support. Stream Tech Support offers both unlimited access to highly skilled technicians, as well as 100GB of triple-encrypted cloud-based storage for preservation of critical files.