The No. 1 Threat To National Security Is Turning Obama’s Hair Grey — But It Could Make You A Fortune

Talk about a lousy way to start the day.

#-ad_banner-#Each morning, even when he’s on vacation, the President of the United States sits with top intelligence officials, usually in the Oval Office, to review the President’s Daily Brief.

This is a classified document that lists potential threats against the United States. It contains the latest in intercepted communications, satellite imagery, human intelligence and analysis from the nation’s top security agencies.

If you wonder what’s been turning Obama’s hair gray — or what did it to Bush and Clinton — it’s this nettlesome little report. Being the leader of the free world has its perks, but this isn’t one of them.

Most of the threats against national security detailed in this report are handled by the government. However, in order to address the country’s top threat, which I will talk more about in a minute, the government will need to rely on a burgeoning industry that investors can capitalize on today.

The president receives this information as Washington begins its day. Over on C Street, just west of John Marshall Park, the staffers at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are hard at work following Presidential Policy Directive 8.

This little-known order tasks the agency with assessing threats to the nation. It emphasizes “all-of-nation” and “all-hazards”-style disasters. These bureaucrats literally have to sit around a conference table and ask what could go wrong.

A massive weather event. An earthquake. A volcanic eruption.

These are known in the insurance industry as “acts of God.” They don’t include violent crimes or acts of terrorism, which are studied by other agencies.

Believe it or not, many of them are primarily focused on one thing.

It’s not suicide bombers, biological agents or dirty bombs. Nor is it tin-pot dictators, pirates or chemical weapons being unleashed into the water supply.

While this unsettling itemization changes from year to year — counterintelligence rose to No. 2 this year from No. 4 last year; weapons of mass destruction fell to No. 4 from No. 3 — the No. 1 risk has stayed the same and is likely to command the top spot for years to come.

I’m talking about cyber attacks.

From the well-reported Target holiday hack to high-level threats to national security information, cyber attacks are considered the most dangerous threat to this country by its leaders.

It’s not too surprising when you consider it. Think about how much of our most valuable information has made its way through cyberspace at some point — from credit card numbers to social security numbers.

Cyber attack defense is important for the preservation of our nation, but more importantly for our purposes, it can also be a very profitable sector for investors.

Take a stock I mentioned to readers of my Game-Changing Stocks newsletter back in June for example…

It’s a security platform company that went public in September 2013. Since then, shares have lost about 18% of their value. I told my Game-Changing Stocks readers about the company back in June, and shares are still depressed — at least for now.

But keep in mind that this company was recently named the fastest-growing cybersecurity firm in North America. It’s increased revenue by more than 1,200% between 2010 and 2013 and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

Explosive Growth Across The Board
  2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue (in millions) $11.8 $33.7 $83.3 $161.6
Employees 74 183 416 1,679
Customers 188 486 927 2,076

Simply put, I think this is a huge opportunity for investors.

According to a recent article in Forbes, spending on IT security is expected to increase tenfold within the next ten years.

And to quote this recent article in The Boston Globe, “The global cybersecurity market is expected to grow by nearly two-thirds over the next five years, to $156 billion in 2019 from $96 billion this year, according Markets and Markets, a Dallas research firm.”

Cyber security, like any blossoming industry, is a fertile ground for investors. Pick the right investment and you could enjoy triple-digit gains.

I think that’s what we could see with this stock — the trend is just too big to ignore. Sooner or later, the market will recognize that, and savvy investors will be rewarded.

You see, in order to make outsized gains from companies that are going to revolutionize their industry, you have to take a rational approach and invest before their shares have taken off.

The ordinary media doesn’t cover this beat. They’ll tell you all about a discovery once it comes out — but they don’t look ahead to see where the next one is coming from.

I’ve been covering this trend for months now. And I think it’s time to take a hard, rational look at the companies in this space — and invest today. 

But that’s not the only trend I’ve been studying lately. In fact, recently I noticed an under-the-radar trend that led me to predict Apple would make a huge move into the mobile payments sector… and sure enough, the company introduced “Apple Pay” just a few months later.

My latest report — 11 Shocking Predictions For 2015 — will give you more information on Apple’s big move, and several other game-changing trends that I think will make a big splash in the markets in 2015.

To get all of my predictions — including the names and ticker symbols of several stocks I think could skyrocket in 2015 — click here.