Even with the best defenses, experts say no one can be completely protected from cyber crime.
Attorney General Jim Hood is taking action to address the lack of cyber security. He's offering a guide geared towards cyber crime in small and large businesses. He says proper training is vital for protection against identity theft, credit card theft, and other forms of personal invasion.
"There's not any silver bullet software that a company can buy. Many of the breaches that we've seen on Sony, and all the others out there, most of the time, is because of personal employee errors. So, you have to train your employees how to harden their systems and how to take measures that can better protect the system," says Hood.
Dan Lohrmann is with Security Mentor - a business that provides online security awareness training. He says there are ways consumers can be safe while shopping, emailing, and using social media on the Internet.
"Simple things like changing their passwords regularly. Using two factor authentications, so that means simply, two steps for some something like Facebook or Gmail, where they can have their password in a second factor that could be text to you, or something like that," Lohrmann says.
Lohrmann says just as protection advances, so do hackers - making online protection an ongoing challenge.
According to the Attorney General, since 2005, the United States has experienced more than 4,600 known data breaches. With numbers continuing to surge, nearly a billion records and personal lives are potentially compromised.