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Technology is everywhere we look: in students' hands, in college classrooms, in modern vehicles - and also right in front of you. While technology provides a host of benefits, criminals increasingly use technological devices and the Internet to commit cybercrime. Unfortunately for society at large, more cybercrime is happening than ever before. The costs of criminals' digital efforts are increasing, as well.


Statistics indicate that the number of reported cybercrimes skyrocketed 400% from 2013 to 2015, in only two short years. At the end of 2015, the global cost of digital attacks on and through technological devices ranged between an alarming $400 and $500 billion. While nobody is a psychic, as the rate these digital crimes have increased steadily overpass years, it's reasonable to assume worldwide costs will rise to dollar values in the trillions. Cybersecurity Ventures, a digital crime research agency, suspects that by 2021, global costs of digital crime will cost approximately $6 trillion that year.


Cybersecurity attacks are booming more dangerous than ever before. For example, most people remember Hillary Clinton's private email servers being hacked into and its content leaked, which very well may have cost Hillary the 2016 presidential race. If Hillary Clinton had employed top-notch security standards, prying eyes couldn't have hoped to splice through her stringent layers of personal cyber security.


Personal cyber security will only get worse in coming years. PriceWaterhouseCooper's Global State of Information Security Survey conducted earlier this year found that more than half of respondents have been forced to up their security budgets in protecting against cybercrime. Thanks to criminals, the costs of many products and services will only increase, although not by dramatic margins.


Once a cyber attack begins, individuals and organizations alike have no way to recoup their losses. As such, the most effective method of dealing with cyber crime is prevention. Rubica is a personal cyber security application that works on personal computers, tablets, and smartphones.


Fortunately for users, constant monitoring one's personal cyber security situation isn't necessary. Rubica runs in the background of devices that have it installed, and is monitored around the clock to help prevent cyber attacks before they start. The application employs human-assisted machine learning in detecting cyber attacks.


Rubica regularly monitors the websites users visit and how they regularly browse the Internet. When the application picks up on behavior outside of normal activity, Rubica helps shut down devices and block out potential intruders, informing registered owners of strange activity. Upon owner authorization, access is granted, with devices turned back to operating status. Another benefit this top-notch security app provides in maintaining users' personal cyber security is the ability to call security experts all hours of the day,


Roderick Jones created Rubica just last year, in 2016. As such, this personal cyber security application is programmed to deal with criminals' latest and greatest methods of destroying data, harvesting it from devices, or remotely controlling computers.


One of the most favorable aspects of Rubica is it being constantly connected to Internet connections through a virtual private network, or VPN for short. No matter what public wifi users log on to, the data they transmit through the Internet is guaranteed to be safely preserved, preventing prying eyes from finding out information they're not supposed to.

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