Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Productivity Begets Proficiency

Productivity Begets Proficiency
By Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO CommSmart Global Group of Companies.

No matter what, getting it right the first time is what we should all strive for.  Failure in completing a task, a job or a contract costs you real money and lowers profitability.  Then why do we not take time to secure the life blood of our world today, our electronics?

The desktop PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, smart mobile phone are all holding electronically, all our lives information and we ignore what we are told to do, regarding protecting the data. It is not just about family pictures!

Organizing your socks or knickers draw is important, but leaving your information vulnerable to hackers, phishers, and man in the middle brutal attackers is nonsensical! 

Is it not?

Clean your act up!  Formulate, plan and enact a system to streamline your information and get security on electronic devices.  Look after what you own, guard it and protect now!  

You will be the first to screaming and shouting when some moron steals and uses your information.  The why me syndrome is simple to answer.  

You did not listen!

Looking after what you have in life is important and I go back to my youth, an incident where I had my pencil taken by another student.  When asked by Mr. Herod, my English teacher, why I was not taking notes, I explained, he tore into me and stated that you must look after all that you have and protect everything.  It was a pencil for crying out loud! 

He issued me to write one thousand lines about looking after property.  Oh those were the days!  

I cannot ask you to do that and when you are hacked, do not come crying to me or anyone else, it is all about YOU!

Believe it or not, the base line of change in how you file, protect and view your information will change your life.  It is about connectivity and being able to do one’s work in an efficient manner.  

Wasted time is wasted money!

We are now in a world of invisible connections, electronic connections and more than ever, we are lost when we disconnected!  Many seem to think that we must be thumbing all day long, texting that is.  Communication in the workplace, which includes offices on wheels is imperative and necessary.

Work on the go means getting the information back to the office, no matter where it is.  Securely of course, as today, others want what we have and will go to great lengths to steal it. 

So start thinking about what you do in a day and how it can be improved.

We do!

WE are in the NOW and
KEEP YOU; in the KNOW…

Worldwide Call: +1 (614) 655-1247

Copyright 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Cyber Attacks? They Are Breeding Attacks Like Rabbits!

Cyber Attacks?  They Are Breeding Attacks Like Rabbits!

Now Cyber Attacks are keywords being used by the government!  Duh!!!!

Once upon a time we never locked our doors and trusted all around us.  They say locks are for honest people and that is a pure fact!  Even having an alarm company monitoring your home or business tells you only one thing, the time they broke in.  It does not stop the vicious criminal who has no scruples and wants what you have worked hard for and own.

If someone wanted to know more about you, they had to steal your wallet or pocketbook.  

We kept everything about us on our person, sought of close to our chest, so to speak.  Today, 2015, your mobile phone has more detail than you could keep in a security box at the bank and even that is susceptible to theft too!  Oh believe me, the days of Charles Dickens’s Fagan, from Oliver Twist are alive and well. 

Ask the Metropolitan Police regarding the Romanian Pick Pockets Gangs that invaded London this summer and caused a volatile increase in identity theft and credit card fraud.  The inconvenience cost alone are staggering and the time it takes to rectify the situation is astronomical!  

History continues to repeat itself and taking what is not yours is more prevalent than ever.  The methods of infiltration have grown exponentially and electronic technology has given a new gateway for the wanton thieves to exercise their craft.

In data silos of the corporate world sits billions and billions of information on individuals, corporate account information and hidden secrets on products, people and proprietary technology.  All being attacked via Email Phishing and Attacks by Hackers tied to individuals, corporations and nations that want what is rightfully yours, that personal and corporate information.

At least 2 million people received an email notifying them that an order they had just made on "Walmart's" website was being processed, though none of them had done any such thing.

Still, thousands of people clicked on the link in the email, taking many of them to a harmless Google search results page for "Walmart." Others weren't so fortunate. The link led to the invisible download of malware that covertly infected their personal computers, turning them into remotely controlled robots for hackers, according to a security firm.

These sorts of "phishing" attacks are not only becoming more common but also are getting more lethal, with fake emails becoming harder to distinguish from real ones.

What if one of your employees opens such an email sent to their corporate account?

The sophisticated attacks are targeting the likes of attorneys, oil executives and managers at military contractors. The phishers are increasingly trying to get proprietary documents and pass codes to access company and government databases.

Nearly every incident of online espionage involved some sort of a phishing attack, according to a survey compiled by Verizon Communications Inc., the nation's largest wireless carrier.

Several recent breaches at financial institutions, media outlets and in the video game industry have started with someone's log-in information being entered on a false website that was linked to in an email.

When an Associated Press staff member received an email in April that appeared to be from a colleague, the individual didn't hesitate to click on the link. But that link led to the installation of a "key logger" that enabled a hacker to monitor keystrokes and see the password for the Associated Press' Twitter account.

The hacker posted a tweet from the account saying that someone had bombed the White House. As investors reacted to the tweet, the S&P 500 index's value fell $136 billion. The parody news site the Onion fell prey to a similar, though less costly attack.

All of the above was extremely expensive in time, money and valuable information stolen from you and placing you in an extremely vulnerable position.

I believe you get the protected picture!

The clock is ticking and it is not if you get attacked, it is when!  Just like Margret Thatcher stated regarding terrorism, we (the government and individuals) have to be right all the time, the terrorist, (phisher or hacker), has to be right only once!

Trusted Remedy which protects your user communities against Phishing, and Man-in-the-Middle attacks. We make this possible by using your existing authentication solutions and optionally binding your users to 1-10 unique devices you trust them to log in with to your network.

Trusted Remedy generates, distributes and installs short living client certificates on the client device in a fully automated manner, no matter the community size. As a result your users will receive updated unforgeable credentials on their device with a periodic renewed powerful encryption key-pair.

Whether you're Government, Financial Institutions, Health Care, online Media, Gaming/Apps, Corporate or a Manufacturing Industry, we have your requirements covered and secured.

Trusted Remedy secures your network!

WE are in the NOW and
KEEP YOU; in the KNOW…

Worldwide Call: +1 (614) 655-1247

Copyright 2015