by Frank Bergman
Cyberattacks and data breaches are a worldwide phenomenon. Although security and technology firms are ramping up products and services to protect sensitive data, personal information and other classified files, most Americans still experience the effects of hacking.
Last year, StoptheHacker.com revealed interesting statistics that put the entire cyber infiltration successes into perspective. The report found that close to three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans have fallen victim to cyber crime, 90 percent of businesses have experienced hacking in 2011/2012 and nine million identities have been stolen in the period between 2011 and 2012.
According to a survey by insurance juggernaut AIG, 85 percent of executives who participated in the study said they were very or somewhat concerned about cyberattacks on their businesses, which is more than fears of income loss (82 percent), property damage (80 percent) and risks affiliated with securities and investments (76 percent).
Consumers aren’t the only ones who fear cyberattacks and data breaches, investors are also wary of companies and firms who have experienced hacking, a study released Tuesday by HBGARY discovered.
“It had a very negative impact on the market capitalization of those companies,” said Ken Silva, senior vice president of cyber strategy for Fairfax, Va.-ManTech International, HBGary’s parent company, in an interview with NetworkWorld. “Things like that have had a serious impact for investors and is one of the things driving their concerns.”
Due in part to extensive work, dedication and innovations in the technology sector, parents, children, businesses, public departments and other individuals and entities no longer have to be victims of Internet breaches.
Founded in 2002, WebWatcher has become one of the latest companies to recognize the threat and offer remote monitoring software that has been lauded by industry experts and technology leaders.
The functions of the Westport, Connecticut-based firm allow its users to observe every aspect of the monitored device(s). Users can see each keystroke, message, screenshot, visited website and a lot of other important performances in real-time from anywhere in the world; at the office, at a restaurant or at a friend’s residence.
This software, available for computers with Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X, is also accessible for smartphones. WebWatcher Mobile executes the exact same type of online security and user interface. It allows account holders to retrieve emails, phone calls, text messages and other details available for Android and BlackBerry devices.
If you’re looking to store and protect crucial and sensitive information on a laptop then perhaps its Laptop Cop is the feature you need. This facet defends laptop owners if the computer is lost or stolen. It does this by having the advantages of locking down, restoring, geolocating and even recovering the files saved in the laptop. The elements offered by WebWatcher can be opened by any Internet browser.
WebWatcher is invisible on all the monitored devices and their activity, like call logs, instant messages (IMs) and screenshots, which are then transmitted to the online account and can be viewed at any location at any given time.
It doesn’t take too long to install. The entire application process takes around five minutes to download and install, record and transmit and access and review.
Various publications and outlets have given WebWatcher accolades on the firm’s achievements. PCMag.com awarded it with an Editors’ Choice award. It was listed as an About.com winner as well as featured in Inc. 500’s 2011 fastest growing companies in the United States. It was also a top pick of Well Researched Reviews.
WebWatcher has been in the media spotlight as it was profiled on Fox News and NBC and in Forbes magazine.
At a time when personal and private information has been made public and hacking has become a daily threat, the Internet security market has become the forefront of technology innovations.