Saturday, May 26, 2018

Memorial Day, A Sad Reminder...

Memorial Day, A Sad Reminder...
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO CommSmart Global Group

Monday is Memorial Day It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many folks visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season and any excuse to party.

Not a good time for some to remember how their family war heroes have been neglected and died at the hands of their own country and the Veteran's Administration.



It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half-mast from dawn until noon. Many people visit their departed loved ones, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Memorial Day is combined with Jefferson Davis' Birthday in Mississippi. Who might you say? He ran for president of the USA against Lincoln, he was a strong Confederate man.

Sadly, Memorial Day has become less of an occasion of remembrance. Many choose to hold picnics, sports events and family gatherings on this weekend. 

For the fashion conscious, it is seen as acceptable to wear white clothing, particularly shoes from Memorial Day until Labor Day. 

Memorial Day is a federal holiday and basically the start of a four-day weekend. All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends. This does cause some congestion on highways and at airports. It also increases the size of the American belly!

Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. 

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend, It is Not Just An Excuse To Party!

It is Not Just An Excuse To party!
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO CommSmart Group

The truth of the matter is simple, Corporate America, as like most communities, treat this Memorial weekend no different to any other.  Burgers, Beer, Hot Dogs, false friends and family you cannot stand. 

You think of it as an excuse to party and goof off.  Just like the way business is being conducted every day of the week, the lack of responsibility and honor. 

It is Memorial Day on Monday and you have time to Google it and find out the way you need to change your ways.  Others before you believed that this country meant something and they served and laid down their lives. 

They died for you and you have No Respect whatsoever!

It is not too late!  

Honor them and take a leaf from the immense book they left behind!

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PRIVACY - FOCUS OR BE SCREWED GDPR Is Not a Four-Letter Word...


PRIVACY - FOCUS OR BE SCREWED
GDPR IS HERE!


Focusing on the total business and not for one minute taking your eyes off the roadmap of your company, should be attained by all, in all departments.  

It is not!

The majority of board members and C-Level executives, the hired help,  are wearing blinders and think others will inform and protect them.  

They do not!

It is their job to protect and serve the shareholders and customers/clients or has they forgotten that!

The words, "I never saw this coming", are echoed globally at all levels of companies on a minute by minute basis.  Who do they have to blame?  

Just themselves!

Sorry, that is the way it is, it is like someone sent out a script and all are following along.

Privacy is the #1 Priority.  I do not mean shutting yourself in a small room and never venturing outside.  We mean information created and amassed by a company is only for that company, it is private, not public.

Ask Anthem (Blue Cross)Sony, Home Depot, Talk, Talk, Target, JP Morgan Chase, etc., how they feel about privacy and prying criminal eyes that have Hacked their way inside the inner sanctum of their corporations and stolen information.  Downright criminals that strike, steal and move on the next one.  

Are you next?

We all have said or done something that we wish we had not.  The record of that event is not for public view.  Tell that to a Hacker!  They are laughing and getting their kicks watching those they have been compromised squirm and wiggle as they release the information.

FOBS or Focus Or Be Screwed is a great acronym to be followed, as it says it all.  If your Privacy is compromised, you, your employers and customers/clients are SCREWED!  Embarrassment is one thing, potentially damaging private information is quite another.

As a C-Level executive, have you any idea what is collected, stored and secured within your company databases?  Don't answer that with, "that is what I pay an IT Department for".  It is your job to be a know-it-all!  Most of you are coming up drastically short in that department!

CommSmart Global (Red Tagged) says it as it is and will assist you in locking down your in-house data and your corporate data in motion.  

Are we blunt and to the point? Damn, right we are!  We are not looking for friendship, we are securing your business for all involved and importantly, your shareholders and clients.

Our privacy investigative attributes and solutions have been gleaned by having a worldwide team that has no airs and graces, just the abilities to understand the hackers mentality, operational methods and how they can enter your systems to steal any single thing they want from your databases.  

Yes, we are Ethical Hackers and Penetration Testers with secure credentials and full understanding of the real data security world.  That is part of what we do and we use our own solutions within the other sectors of our global business.

Once we establish the gaping holes in your data security we close them and allow you to manage your daily movements with technology that informs you all aspects of the data flow, who is accessing and what tripwires need to be in place to stop any unauthorized access.  CommSmart Global works for hand in hand with your C-Level executives and with their direction, the IT department heads.

Even your data from the field, the Smart Mobile Phones, Tablets, Phablets, and Laptops are protected.  The data in motion becomes invisible, even in a Public Wi-Fi Hotspot.  This also includes the desktop inside computers, which now are secure, even at executives or staff's homes.

So, do you want to be Focused or Screwed?

CommSmart Global (Red Tagged) and Your Privacy go hand in hand, call us or email and let us discuss your needed privacy solutions now!

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Did You Shop At The Nuclear War Store & Ready For The Memorial or Bank Holiday Weekend?

Did You Shop At The Nuclear War Store
& Ready For Memorial or Bank Holiday Weekend?
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

I've got my television, satellite, over the air, Hulu, bottled water, Scotch, Vodka, beer, stuff to munch on and my laptop with a strong Internet connection, what more could I want on this Frazzled Memorial Nuclear Weekend?  

I  am glad I am located in the Mid-West and not Guam or Hawaii, at least I am further away from that North Korean Chuckling Dingbat.

There is no sane reason this man should be threatening the US or any other part of the world with insane megalomaniac actions, comments, and outlandish nuclear threats. Even now wanting to possibly cancel the meeting with President Trump.

China has now cut some ties with North Korea economically.  Russia has moved in missiles and Japan quivers!  Something is not right, no matter how you look at it.

We do not want a Chamberlain, 'Peace In Our Time' speech from 1938, look what that got us, WII!

WE must stand firm on any action that is a threat to the USA and its territories. 

A war in 2018 is vastly different than 1939, even the Korean war of the 50's.  It is not about bullets anymore, it is about threats and nuclear bombs!  

Total annihilation of human beings!

So check in at the Nuclear Supply Protection Store, get your potato chips, a variety of dips, packs of beer and do not forget frozen pizzas, it is going to be a nail-biting weekend.

Keep one eye on Fox News as they have their eyes and ears on the situation. 

The Twitter feed is also alive and well.

You better be locked and loaded with a stash of food and drink.  

I know I must be nuts to even think of a Nuclear War, but today, anything is possible

Hope I see you Tuesday after the Memorial weekend in the USA or the Bank Holiday in the UK and not through a dissipating mushroom cloud!

Happy Frazzled Weekend!




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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Autonomy Of Law Enforcement Agencies Fail Us All!

The Autonomy Of Law
Enforcement Agencies Fail Us All!
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO.CIO, CommSmart Global Group

Failure to share crime data in its immediacy is a crime in itself.

These agencies that don't want their crime data being shared with their next-door neighboring county or city is foolish and a detriment to society.

Grow Up for goodness sake!

These days the ability to share information is an instant operation, we do it every single day and catch criminals and predictively stop crime.  Our clients know the capabilities of data sharing and the cause and effect which brings back Trust & Respect to our communities. 

The U.K. & U.S.A. are nations of procrastinators and failed meeting moguls. Talk is so cheap and although it seems you are doing something positive, you are not!  It is all flash, smoke, and mirrors.

Police ICT is the perfect example of those that run their mouths in their little click groups and 'balls' to the people!  Even the Police Unions, Federations or Foundations have their inner agendas and screw the membership!

What good is digital policing in 2025? 

Technology is changing faster than their ability to understand the demanded needs of fighting crime today. With budgets and frustrated officers who are leaving the force in droves, leaving an experience vulnerability as a target for the criminal and terrorist.

The College of Policing, Police Academies or any law enforcement training center are so behind the times it is sickening.  Sir Robert Peel's Nine Peelian Principles stand firm today, 188 years since the inception.  Add the 10th Principle, technology and you a far better with proactive means to serve and protect.

The attitude of failure to even see that they are wrong has blinded them and guidance is required, if not demanded.

I am not interested in being your friend or cuddling up with a niche group who will only be buddy-buddy to those that will buy them lunch or the next Martini.  

We are in the business of providing answers that work and work well, have solutions that have been in place for 21 years plus, with advancements in societal change, ideology, and cultural issues.

Yes, we are straight talking with the proof to back it up.  I can't make you converse with us, but the sensibility of those that you supposedly serve, see your failures.  Scratching their heads that you can be so audacious in your selfish actions.

We hold no malice to anyone, just complete dumbfoundedness of your pathetic actions.

Smile and laugh at our attitude if that is all you can do.  There many who stand beside us, working to protect their communities as they should.

We are here and will be here long after you have been toppled by those that have the sense to see the error of your ways.



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Appeasement Is Not An Option In The Eyes Of The Innocent

Appeasement Is Not An Option 
In The Eyes Of The Innocent
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

Security is an absolute for all of us, our homes, families, and friends.  You even protect the mower in the shed with a bullet-resistant padlock!  You might smile when you see a New York Apartment with five locks on the door and the sounds of each one unlocking, it is the facts of life.

You cannot go to sleep or leave the house with your doors unlocked and windows open, it cannot be done in a Western world.

There are those that with their culture and ideology want to dominate the world and kill those that are not of the same religious belief. It is not the religion itself, it is a faction who have taken the Koran to an extremely exaggerated level of interpretation.

You can say this on any organized religion if you wish, there are those that could not live without their religion and weekly meetings to muster them through their lives.

Think what your local cable company will sell you, security!  Cameras, motion detectors and all available in an app!  Does not get better than appeasing your fear if you are broken into!  Sadly, all they are doing is monitoring your premises and if your security is compromised, they call the police for you.  Your app will inform you as well, it is always reactive.  To be proactive you have to make sure windows, doors, and locks are in place and activated.  There is the issue, the ‘Human Element’!

Appeasement has followed us since time began.  Just as appeasements in the past has never defeated evil or genocidal lunacy, as U.K. Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain wanted to do prior to WWII, to the malevolent megalomaniac genocidal murderer, Adolf Hitler.

So too will appeasement by cowards and liberal left loonies who are intellectually comatose appeasers who never learn, you cannot defeat an evil enemy by bowing down in fear to them.

Evil appeasement merely empowers the evil to do as it will!

There is an ongoing war and the terrorists are wanting to enter our Western shores and do harm with knives, guns, and bombs.  Open borders do not work and Europe has been seeing this with the attacks and carnage in the last 18 months.  Borders must be in place so we can complete extreme vetting and know who is who and the known background behind their words and faces.

History always repeats itself. Those courageous enough to stand up and together unite in one voice and prepared to battle immoral today, remember these important words, "Never Give In, Never Give In, Never Give In", as Statesman and Hero of the Allies Sir Winston Churchill said in WWII. Never again can the world afford to give in to the evil barbarians, 100 million lives were lost in WW2.

Terrorists, are a concern and not all Muslims are terrorists, but it seems all terrorist are Muslim!

President Trump has placed an executive order to protect our borders by utilizing Extreme Vetting, especially from seven countries with a large amount of Muslims, where there is a track record of terroristic issues.  Nothing wrong with that at all.

Security is demanded and required! A strong move on this issue is not an appeasement it is a solid cohesive plan and sane in all aspects.

The father of modern-day law enforcement, Sir Robert Peel, in 1829, instituted his policing rules for the people.

He stated that ‘ The people are the Police and the Police are the People’.

The Nine Peelian Principles are the Policeman’s Bible and are improved for today and the future with the 10th Peelian Principle, which is street smart experience and Digital Policing Technology. 




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Monday, May 21, 2018

Why The Hell Are You Shocked About Anything, It Is Déjà vu All Over Again!

Why The Hell Are You Shocked About Anything, 
It Is Déjà vu All Over Again!

Ticking human time bombs are all around you and you are aware of them.  It is that you choose to ignore or maybe do not recognize the signs.  After these types of events so many explain concerns they had regarding the individual who carried out the violent act but never said one single solitary word of their concerns to anyone.  

It is not about guns, it is about people and their mindset.  If someone wants to inflict a violent act, they will use whatever they can get their hands on.  It is now the questions that we ask of people close to the individual and of ourselves that is important.  It is not just gleaning the information, it what we will do with the answers that are vital for all our futures.

Being prepared for this growing eventuality is vital!  Active Shooter Training must be implemented in all businesses and homes.  This is sadly the New Norm or Anti Social Behavior!

You will hear how there was a grudge or they suffered from some sort of Post War Syndrome, all excuses and previously recognized and totally ignored.  The mental state of us all should be brought into question, but we do not!  What are we afraid of?

From a managerial and family perspective we must not stand still with individual’s concerns.  You see something, you say something, if you are wrong, then, so be it.

In the latest incident, reported by Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, “the Washington Navy Yard gunman who killed 12 today has previously claimed to be suffering from PTSD after helping rescue efforts in New York following the 9/11 terror attacks.

Gunman Aaron Alexis was shot dead by responding officers after he opened fire inside a Navy facility around 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning.

Since he was identified as the shooter, reports have revealed that it was not the first time he was involved in a shooting.

In 2004, he was arrested in Seattle for shooting the tires of a construction worker's car during what he later called an anger-fueled 'blackout.'

'He said that he didn’t remember pulling the trigger of his firearm until about one hour later,' according to the Seattle police report.

Later he said that he felt the intended victim 'disrespected' him.  

The report states that his father said his anger issues stemmed back to his time in New York where he helped the rescue efforts following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The shooter's father told the police 'that his son had experienced anger management problems that the family believed associated [sic] with PTSD.'

He was arrested in relation to that incident but never charged, an outcome repeated in Fort Worth, Texas where Alexis was living in 2010.”

So, someone knew something did they not?

If you have concerns about someone, you need to respond to management within your company immediately or if it is a family member, discuss and take action for the safety of others.

What will be the next incident that will be splashed across newspaper headlines and television screens?

Guess what? 

We did nothing and it is Déjà vu, all over again…


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