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A New Age for Cybersecurity

Large scale cyber-attacks (Equifax, Sony, Target, etc.) continue to represent one of the most significant threats to our society. The recent cyber-attacks on both SolarWinds and Microsoft illustrate how widespread the potential damage can be to both government and enterprise entities. Wedbush Technology Analyst, Dan Ives, who covers several companies found in the portfolio of… Read more »

2020 Cyber Security Recap

HACK: +40.83%* in 2020 Although cyber security headlines were probably not top of mind for all given 2020’s news cycle, this did not slow down bad actors who use cyber security, or lack thereof, to effect and infect the world around them. Highly visible Twitter accounts were targeted to push a Bitcoin agenda, Marriott was hacked… Read more »

Your Monthly Thematic Roundup: 2/2/21

Your Monthly Thematic Roundup: Vol. 01 | 2/2/21 Top 2020 performers and a “Cinderella Story” to start off the new year. #3: Israeli Tech ITEQ: +59.93%* in 2020 Clean Energy and Internet Software stocks were the two biggest drivers of ITEQ®‘s index. Mix in a new outlook on politics with “The Abraham Accords” in the… Read more »

Index Provider Postpones Rebalance: IPAY, HACK, SILJ, GAMR

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ETFMG Prime Mobile Payments ETF (IPAY) ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK) ETFMG Prime Junior Silver Miners ETF (SILJ) ETFMG Video Game Tech ETF (GAMR) (Each a “Fund” and, collectively, the “Funds”) Important Information Regarding each Fund’s March 2020 Rebalance The index provider for each Fund’s underlying index (each an “Underlying Index”), identified below, has announced… Read more »

Is AI a Double-Edged Sword for Cyber Security?

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Could AI, or artificial intelligence, be a double-edged sword in regard to cyber security? Also called “machine learning,” AI can be used to learn, hack, and adapt better and faster than any other tools that are currently available to hackers. On the flip side, the good guys can also use AI to predict threats, analyze,… Read more »

Wars Aren’t Only Fought on the Ground

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If you have been watching the news recently, you probably are well aware about the conflict in Iran. This is a good reminder for both government agencies and companies. Why? Well, it’s not about war in the traditional sense. Instead, it’s war with hackers, cybercriminals and webmobs. CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, recently… Read more »

2020 Predictions on Data Theft

2018 was a year with record-setting numbers in regard to data breaches and the exposure of consumer records. By mid-2019, numbers were on track to beat that. So, where does this lead us as we approach 2020? It’s not good. The truth is, data breaches are going to happen. So, it’s important to familiarize ourselves… Read more »

Data Protection is Changing How Companies Operate

Twitter recently launched a new site, which will now serve as a hub for the company’s privacy and data protection efforts. The site, which is called the Twitter Privacy Center, will be the place where you can read information about announcements, security initiatives, and new privacy products. The site will also be used for communication… Read more »

Companies That Stop Cyber Crimes are in High Demand

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As cybercrimes continue to grow across the globe, there is a much bigger need for ways to deal with them. MarketsandMarkets has forecasted that the cybersecurity industry will grow from 2018’s $15.66 billion to more than $31 billion by 2023. For investors, there are a number of cybersecurity stocks that you can get through ETFs,… Read more »

Cybercrime on the Rise

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As far as crimes go, cybercrime is not the most costly or expensive. Other crimes, such as government corruption and narcotics trafficking hold that honor. But, when you look at how much these criminals are pulling in, cybercrime is ranked as third. When we look at those affected, however, cybercrime is the leader, and hundreds… Read more »