Why we are targets of cybercrime and what to do to stop it

I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard “we are not a target of digital crime”.  I would have a couple of dollars by now.
This mind set, this lackadaisical attitude that we are not going to be a victim of digital crime is alarming.
Get infected with spyware, malware, a browser hijack or any type of virus and you have become a victim.   In most cases we think that it is not important.   It’s just a VIRUS!
To the digital criminal we are a gold mine, that is in the literal sense.
You have money they want it!
You have intellectual property – our personal identification information (PII) – they want it!
You have your technology, they want that as well!
Anything that makes us, US, in the digital world, they want.
In the real world we take precautions.
We exercise caution in dark alleys.
We do not get in strangers cars.
We keep our pin separate from our credit and debit cards
We lock our windows and doors
We arm and alarm our homes and offices
10,000 years has told us that anyone can take anything from us if they want to.
In the 30 years of the digital world – everything has changed.
In the digital world we take everything at face value.
“You sent me a link in an email, I will open it”
I will use a simple password so that I can remember it.
I will not protect myself, it is some else’s job
Do you now understand why this On Demand Webinar is important.
Thursday January 15 2016, 1130 – 1230 Canberra time.   Come and learn what the bad guys are doing.
Register here.   http://gowoa.me/i/z3M
Don’t want to go through the hassle of registering, this will also be available presentation will also be available as a google hangout and periscope.
Roger Smith is the CEO of R & I ICT Consulting Services, Amazon #1 selling author on Cybercrime, author of the Digital Security Toolbox and author of the SME Digital Security Framework.   Rapid Restart Appliance Creator.   He is a Speaker, Author, Teacher and Educator on cybercrime and how to protect yourself from the digital world.