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It Can Happen to You
I woke up this morning to a fraud alert from Citibank on my credit card. After going through the Spanish Inquisition to secure my identity, I finally learned what had triggered the alert—a small transaction in Spain. When I attempted to verify that the Citibank people were legitimate and not the hackers, they got indignant. Upon reflection, I realized that putting down a deposit for a flat in London may very well have been the source of the hack.

Lessons Learned
At our recent CEO Brainstorming Conference, my law partner David Rice painstakingly alerted the audience to the realities of cybersecurity. The scary part is that it could happen to any of us as businesspeople or consumers. Obviously, we need to take steps to protect ourselves on both fronts.