Computers run nearly everything these days. A cybercriminal can affect your home in at least a dozen ways - your laptop, home security system, printer, telephone line, television, cell phone, stovetop, automobile and fire alarm system - all of these devices can be manipulated by a criminal with a computer anywhere in the world. Cybersecurity is a complex world of threat and victimization, and the criminal can be as white collar as the victim.
Everything is done through electronics and the Internet; if someone isn't looking out for you they may just be ripping you off. There is a rampant issue with identity theft. This issue not only allows people to steal your information in order to shop online, but they ruin lives. Due to one person stealing information, you may spend the better part of your life just proving that you are you and getting all of your information, money, and life back. Stricter rules and regulations need to be applied indefinitely.
Yes, cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues of our generation. So much of what do these days happens online. From things as simple as communicating with friends, to online shopping and banking. On top of that, we're only going to be spending more time online from here on out. That's why cybersecurity is important. We need to be able to protect our privacy, and keep things like our banking information safe.
I think the Internet has brought our generation a tremendous amount of power and knowledge, but it also brings inherent risk. As we have seen through many crises in the last decade, hackers can beat even the most sophisticated systems. It is only a matter of time before they cause major damage. Learning how to keep the Internet safe is something that will be a huge focus in the coming year.