The number 1 emerging technology-based risk is radiofrequency radiation. Best states “
Number #2 is Cyber Risk – Best says “Significant data breaches have become common (e.g., Citigroup, the International Monetary Fund, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Sony Online Entertainment, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International Inc., Verizon, and Heartland Payment Systems). These can involve, for example, loss of sensitive financial information, personal data, and proprietary secrets. Identity theft alone is estimated to cost consumer and companies roughly $5 billion and $50 billion, respectively, each year. A 2009 study found that lost data cost U.S. companies in excess of $200 per lost customer file. In a 2011 study conducted among large U.S. companies more than 80% of information technology executives said that they had detected one or more recent attacks. Such exposures continue to evolve as companies are increasingly storing sensitive and confidential information with cloud vendors – a vendor that provides other companies with an infrastructure on which to store data or run applications – exposing data to new types of breaches on a massive scale. Everyone’s privacy is at risk.
Antennas to support fourth generation the (4G) wireless broadband infrastructure is being deployed seamlessly across Arizona, and around the world, including in remote areas where some people live. People suffering from electrical hypersensitivity or who just prefer to a quieter, more natural, lifestyle live. It is getting harder to find healthy, natural environmental places and spaces where people, animals, trees and plants can thrive.
Smart meters and other remote automated utility meters are intelligent end points that collect data and transmits it on the internet using the electronic “cloud.” They specifically state: “companies are increasingly storing sensitive and confidential information with cloud vendors – a vendor that provides other companies with an infrastructure on which to store data or run applications – exposing data to new types of breaches.” Smart meters in homes are known to be an easy way for hackers to gain entry to the major data handling systems that will contain information on utility customer energy use…and more.
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