Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Soft Targets Means YOU... Terrorists & Cyber Criminals, Want YOU!

Soft Targets Means YOU... 
Terrorists & Cyber Criminals, Want YOU!
by Nick Ashton, CEO/CIO CommSmart Global Group of Companies

The events of the last few weeks globally and yesterday's airport bombing in Turkey has added to the carnage.  ISIS is attacking any type of public place and airports frontline targets yet again.

Let us remind you of what is transpiring and why a resilient attitude is required. 
Violent Terrorism has been part of all my life and is about inflicting FEAR and attempting to stop you in your tracks in your everyday life.

Neighborhoods, bars, restaurants, entertainment and sports venues, shopping malls and transportation are just some of the physical locations/entities which are just some of the soft targets worldwide.

Cyber wise, it means any company or large database of customers, clients or users.  Loyalty programs, universities, Big Box Companies, online shopping, and social media, anyone that you have shared data with, especially financial and personal information.  Cyber criminals/terrorists want what is rightfully yours and you have entrusted to others.

Both groups of vile miscreants use FEAR to attract media attention and to disrupt life as we know it. Although you are just a human, YOU are a valuable, usable asset to them.  YOU are just more collateral damage that instills more FEAR.

Dead or maimed, you are headlines! 

Soft targets, surround you and our law enforcement has being doing a tremendous job in stopping these attacks.  Your assistance is required and the 'See Something, Say Something' has never been more top of the mind.  

The police need YOU more than ever.  

We must fight fire with fire...

We must take a leaf out of the British Public book used during the bombings by another group of terrorists, the Irish Republican Army.  Bombs were being left in pubs, restaurants, retail stores and in public places.

Even so, the British Public still went about life normally, but aware.  If someone saw a package without an owner, they raised their voice and asked whose it was!  If no one knew or owned up to it was theirs, everyone evacuated immediately.

Snitching is important, anyone you know is radically changing, making statements and their activities are suspect, inform the police, they want to know!

See Something, Say Something, WORKS & SAVES LIVES!

Taking the proactive approach pays dividends on all fronts.

Hacked and Phished, meaning your information is stolen right under the entrusted eyes of those corporations who you shared this information with is of great value to the Cyber Criminal.

Regarding Cyber Terrorists, YOU have the personal responsibility to secure all devices you use to surf the web, check emails and share financial data with.

The Internet is a Sewer of Thieves and must be guarded against.  Passwords are not enough and are laughable in their usage.  Your Smartphone is the most dangerous item you own for assisting the Cyber Terrorist in stealing from you.

Any company you do business with that uses your personal and financial information, must protect all that you supply them.  

From the daily headlines of hacks, you know they do not!

CommSmart Global have a foot in both camps of the threats being leveled and fully understands the issues. 

Having been on the frontline with Disruptive Technology, both physical and cyber has allowed us to reduce the FEAR FACTOR and INCREASE the COMFORT ZONE.  

Cyber attacks hurt immensely in the aggravation of financial denial, social issues and years and decades of looking over your shoulder regarding someone using your identity.

Let us assist you in reducing the FEAR FACTOR and Increasing the COMFORT ZONE!

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