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If you're reading this on a PC, the odds are very good you're doing so on an infected computer.
Or one that is in significant jeopardy of being hacked.
I'm not being an alarmist here. Fact is, the Spectre and Meltdown bugs – flaws recently found in chips made by Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) – mean that nearly every computer and network server out there is more vulnerable to cyber criminals than we previously thought.
That's because Intel commands a dominant 81.2% share of the central processing unit (CPU) market. No wonder just about every tech company out there – from Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) – has spent the past few weeks working furiously on fixing the problem.
While I'm a big believer in Intel's long-term future, it's too late to "buy on the dip" in this case.
But there is a profit opportunity here – a big one.
You see, there's a huge global challenge – hacks, cyber theft, viruses, malware…
A lot of companies are going to make a lot of money helping us all fight these threats – and so are their investors.
That's why today I've dug up a great way to profit off this with an investment that beat the market by more than 40% over the last two years.
And it's going to keep doing the same for years to come.
Take a look…
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Now then, it's just about impossible to overstate the level of cyber threats we face today.
Just about every electronic device – from your PC and smartphone to your connected car and smart TV – runs on chips. And nearly all of them require software and firmware, meaning there are billions and billions of "hard" targets out there for hackers and cyber thieves.
Not only that, but the online world also is in constant jeopardy. Last July, for example, Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) revealed that a web-based hack at the credit-reporting agency exposed the sensitive data of more than 143 million Americans.
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News of that event broke just weeks after we learned of the WannaCry malware attack. That incident infected tens of thousands of companies, hospitals, and government agencies in more than 150 countries.
The forecasters at Cybersecurity Ventures predict that cybercrime damages will hit $6 trillion annually by 2021, double the figure from 2016. And over the next five years, cybersecurity spending will total more than $1 trillion.
No wonder forecasters at MarketsandMarkets say the cybersecurity market will be worth $137.8 billion by the end of this year. By 2022, that figure will hit $231.9 billion for a compound annual growth rate of 111%.
Make no mistake. Cybercrime is having a dramatic impact on the entire world.
And, therefore, cybersecurity is a target-rich market that's going to make a lot of companies – and their investors – rich.
Here's how to join them…
About the Author
Michael A. Robinson is one of the top financial analysts working today. His book "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" was a prescient look at the anatomy of the nation's S&L crisis, long before the word "bailout" became part of our daily lexicon. He's a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter, lauded by the Columbia Journalism Review for his aggressive style. His 30-year track record as a leading tech analyst has garnered him rave reviews, too. Today he is the editor of the monthly tech investing newsletter Nova-X Report as well as Radical Technology Profits, where he covers truly radical technologies – ones that have the power to sweep across the globe and change the very fabric of our lives – and profit opportunities they give rise to. He also explores "what's next" in the tech investing world at Strategic Tech Investor.