Cybersecurity became a hot topic in 2018 with massive data leaks and hacks affecting corporations and individuals. The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, which affected millions of people around the globe, highlighted the urgent need for better privacy and online user protection.
The industry was estimated to be valued at over $150 billion in 2018 and the current forecast are that it will grow to $230 billion within 4 years.
Cybersecurity has been around for a number of years now, but as hackers become more professional, they manage to find ways to get around the layers of encryption.
What’s the real story?
Specialized cybersecurity companies are constantly trying to keep a step ahead of hackers with new sophisticated updated software, spending billions in developing state of the art security systems to foil hackers.
As e-Commerce grows with the convenience of online banking and shopping using your mobile or computer, so does the risk of being hacked.
You probably have anti-virus software installed on your computer to protect you from ransomware programs, phishing scams and mining bots but the evolution of technology is also used by hackers making you vulnerable to a cyber-attack.
Hence the emergence of an industry in cybersecurity
Checkpoint and Symantec, whose focus is exclusively on the development and implementation of cybersecurity solutions, are the two main companies in the security field.
Of the larger tech and security operations companies who have a large presence in the market, there is IBM and Lockheed Martin.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enforced on 25 May 2018 to ensure companies have effective data rights management strategies enforced after increasing concerns over online security.
How can you actually use this?
Today, eToro the leading social network provider has constructed a CyberSecurity CopyPortfolio which was launched in February 2019 for their investors so that they can easily focus and access cybersecurity companies.
Inside the portfolio are some of the largest cybersecurity firms who offer solutions for military institutions, government, commercial entities and private individuals.
The CyberSecurity CopyPortfolio was created after the research team at eToro followed the trends in the Cyber industry and created a way for investors to have attractive long-term exposure in the sector which according to an official announcement at eToro will see in the coming year’s substantial growth.
That’s not all…
eToro said in their newsletter that large organizations were only concerned in protecting their IP and data until recently. Today, cybersecurity concerns have shifted and have become more relevant in the context of personal security and the misuse of identity and personal data.
This has resulted in the cybersecurity sector attracting increased attention in online safety and privacy in the investment sector. They believe that investors can take advantage of the potential growth in the cybersecurity sector as it continues to develop.
Here’s the deal:
The CopyPortfolio enables you to follow the performance in the leaders in the CyberSecurity industry in various segments in locations around the world.
It also comes with data like simulated monthly performance over a 3-year period, graphs on allocation/exposure of the assets and more. Plus, you can add the CopyPortfolio to a watch list and follow the performance.
Now, you should be aware that the CyberSecurity CopyPortfolio is a semi-passively managed long-term investment strategy. It is only rebalanced on demand which could be stock being de-listed, an acquisition or merger or a suspension of a stocks participation/development plans in this industry.
In the best interest of investors, the Investment Committee may rebalance the portfolio due to important events or publications, which will be announced in advance.
The minimum investment in the CopyPortfolio is $5,000. In addition to making any capital gains, investors also receive dividends from the stocks when announced either quarterly, half-yearly or end of the year.
Outlining the key elements of the CyberSecurity CopyPortfolio portfolio is:
• Large-cap, global public companies who are participants in the online cyber technology industry
• Companies dealing with global cybersecurity threats, cyber threats to enterprises and additional military cyber threats
• The strategy allocates equal weight to each stock within its composition, creating a managed and balanced portfolio. With one click, investors have access to this innovative sector
The best part?
Traders and investors have access to ten million portfolios where you can share your knowledge, interact and engage with users on eToro’s platform using their innovative CopyTrader feature.
This feature allows you to automatically copy multiple traders. You choose how much capital you want to allocate whilst still having control on your account with powerful tools like guaranteed stops. You also can copy all the open trades or only the new trades.
eToro has plenty of perks:
• Get rewarded when using the platform’s Popular Investor Program using the CopyTrader feature with special perks.
• Hone your skills with a free unlimited demo account that comes with $100K in virtual money.
• Over 1,000 trading instruments to choose from which includes, indices, commodities, stocks, currency pairs and cryptocurrencies.
When you initially open your long-term investment, eToro cautions that it could go through market cycles like a drop over a sustained period.
There may also be disruption due to regulation, legislation and market rumors causing short-term volatility.
Macroeconomic conditions that are unrelated to the industry can also influence the performance of a certain portion of the business segment related to companies that are not fully engaged in cyber-related activities.