As the number of data breach incidents increases, US consumers are beginning to feel the effect of their personal identities being stolen. Sixty six (66%) percent of 1500 consumers who were surveyed said that they were very worried about a cyber attack and did not know how to respond. Seventy one (71%) percent of respondents said that they received demands for money to recover data that had been encrypted. What steps can be taken to mitigate the risks being experienced as a result of the increase in cyber crime?