How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Cybercrime
Phishing, hacking, and scamming are on the rise everywhere—and the jewelry industry is no exception. We talked to security, software, and insurance experts about vulnerabilities, best practices, and fighting back against cyber crooks. It can be easy to take cybersecurity for granted—until it’s compromised. For jewelers, the stakes are especially high. Not only is cybercrime—illegal activity that uses or targets computers or the internet—on the rise, but the jewelry industry is also a tempting target for digital scammers and hackers. Digital security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. says cyberattacks rose by 32% in the second quarter of 2022 compared with a year earlier, hitting an all-time high. The increase in the wholesale and retail sector was even steeper, rising by 54%.