by Ian Cooper

We’re sitting ducks.

After all these years, we’re still not ready for cyberattacks.

All because the world doesn’t seem to take it seriously.

Even after multiple attacks, we’re still not ready. 

That includes the U.S. government, hospitals, corporations, even millions of people all over the world. Most recently, Frontier Communications was forced to shut down certain systems following an attack on April 14 when a third party “gained unauthorized access to portions of its information technology environment,” as noted by

Medical practices are being forced to close because of the Change Healthcare cyberattack. As noted by, “The ongoing impact of the February 21 Change Healthcare cyberattack and subsequent system outage threatens the sustainability of physician practices across the country, possibly resulting in closures, which could destabilize patient care in some areas, according to informal survey findings from the American Medical Association.”

Until the world can get on top of the issue, more attacks are likely, unfortunately.

Sadly, this is just a tiny fraction of the cyber threat we’re facing.

Your social security numbers, most personal information, your children’s information, government information is all at risk because of the ongoing threat. You almost want to bang your head against the wall it’s become so ridiculous. Worse, it’s only a matter of time before we’re hit with another massive cyberattack.

The only “good” thing about the issue is that it’s likely to drive cybersecurity stocks higher, including Fortinet (FTNT) and Palo Alto Networks (PANW). We can even look at ETFs, such as the Amplify Cybersecurity ETF (HACK).

With an expense ratio of 0.60%, the HACK ETF holds 24 cybersecurity stocks, including Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet(FTNT), Check Point Software (CHKP) and Gen Digital (GEN) to name a few. 

Other than those, the HACK ETF portfolio includes a portfolio of companies actively involved in providing cybersecurity solutions that include hardware, software and services. All of which should thrive from the growing global cyber threats.