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The 5 Top Cybersecurity Stocks to Watch for December 2017 - and 1 to Buy

The top cybersecurity stocks to watch for December need to be on every investor's radar, as the industry experiences unstoppable growth caused by increasingly frequent cybercrime.

Plus, we'll give you the name of the one stock to buy that's currently dominating the industry.

Spending on cybersecurity is expected to exceed $1 trillion through 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

That's up from $39.5 billion in 2013, an increase of 532% on an annual basis.

Here are the five top cybersecurity stocks to watch for December...


This “Digital Hostage Crisis” Play Is All Upside

It was just two days before the Thanksgiving holiday when 40-year-old Alina Simone, a Brooklyn, N.Y., musician and writer, received a frantic phone call.

It was her mother, and she was being "held hostage." Digitally speaking…

With panic in her voice, Simone's mother read the stark message displayed on her computer screen.

"Your files are encrypted," the message stated. "To get the key to decrypt files you have to pay $500. If you fail to pay within a week, the price will go up to $1,000. After that, your decryption key will be destroyed and any chance of accessing your files – all of your data – will be lost forever."

The message was signed "Sincerely, CryptoWall."

More than 5,000 files – irreplaceable family photos, critical work documents, life-sustaining bank statements, and other sensitive information – were now in the hands of cyberthieves.

Hysterical, and uncertain what to do, the Simones capitulated and paid their captors nearly $600.

Welcome to the new digital horror known as ransomware – a cyberthreat so colossal that security specialists are now classifying it as an "epidemic."

That's not hype.

It's a fact.

And I can prove it.

Better yet, I can show you how you can turn the tables, protect yourself, and then cash in big on this new threat – immediately

But before I show you how to do that, let's take a closer look at how ransomware has grown to epic proportions...