Part of protecting your home from invaders is keeping yourself updated with the latest threats. On Alarm.org we know that it’s no longer only about locking your doors or closing your windows, especially as more homes use smart devices that are connected to a network.
Homeowners need to secure their Internet connection and be conscious of activities online. In fact, data from SmallBizTrends reveals that 48% of data security breaches are caused by acts of malicious intent, while the rest are due to human error or a system failure. This need for improved cyber protection is being felt across every aspect of everyday life, from personal computers to large corporations. Maryville University cites information from The International Data Corporation in 2018 stating that 75% of all cybersecurity officers reported directly to the CEO. A clear indication of how serious cybercrime is now being taken. But despite these alarming figures, most homeowners still think businesses and corporations are the only ones who need to worry about cybersecurity threats. A common and dangerous misconception, especially since experts estimate that in the next three years, homeowners and their homes will be more connected than ever before.
With that, here are three of the top cybersecurity threats you need to be aware of:
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By Alyssa Carrie