If you spend time online either shopping, chatting or checking email — and who hasn’t? — then you’re likely a target for scammers looking to cash in on your personal information, said a cyber security expert last week.

Yes, our digital age has made life more convenient, said Kyle Loven, national director and general counsel for Twin Cities-based Computer Forensic Services.

Yet that convenience comes at a price, Loven said at the Iowa Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Des Moines.

“All of us have cellphones, laptops or tablets, and they make life very convenient,” Loven said. “How can we get by in life without these devices? We’re addicted to them. They provide a lot of...