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Cyber Security

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October 9, 2019

Merrill Perspectives

The digitalization of our data, along with the rapid rise in online activity, has made our lives more efficient and connected than ever.  But it’s also given way to a growing rise in cyber crime.  In “Cyber Security,” we look at the growing threat—and steps we can take to protect ourselves.

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Cyber Security

Email, social media, WiFi, online shopping, online banking—so much of the way we interact and communicate today is done digitally. And while this offers tremendous benefits, it’s also made large portions of our lives a tempting target for cyber criminals.

On this episode, our hosts Candace Browning, Chris Hyzy and Stephen Sparkes offer a number of practical steps and actions we can take to keep our digital lives safe. They look at the most common ways hackers try to trick us—and what individuals and companies can do to protect themselves. They also explore the larger impact on the economy, the types of technologies helping to counter the rise of cyber crime, and why cyber security could be the next great growth area for jobs in the future.


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Neither Bank of America nor its affiliates provide information security or information technology (IT) consulting services. This material is provided "as is,“ with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this material, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, quality and fitness for a particular purpose. This material should be regarded as general information on information security and IT considerations and is not intended to provide specific information security or IT advice nor is it any substitute for your own independent investigations. If you have questions regarding your particular IT system or information security concerns, please contact your IT or information security advisor.

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