Friday, November 6, 2015

7+ Hours of Silence or How a Time Warner Outage and Reduced Mobile Phone Service was Truly Seventh Heaven!

7+ Hours of Silence or How a Time Warner Outage and 
Reduced Mobile Phone Service was Truly Seventh Heaven!
by Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies

The NBC "Today Show" was mentioning Donald Trump at 7:17 a.m. and the screen froze.  You know, that digital lock when the signal is lost.  I looked up as the silence was deafening and then noticed the router lights had left the room too!

I was in mid flight with some research on the computer and it was now stuck in Internet Heaven.  It was no more, it was gone, dead!  Why does Monty Python's Parrot Sketch come to mind?

Anyway, this was to continue for 7+ hours and to boot, our mobile phone service was reduced to a fraction of service, so even messages in or out were not working.  I sent some and few arrived or got lost on the way or maybe intercepted by the NSA, Google or George Orwell.

Then in dawned on me, peace at last!

Did I have withdrawals, no, just that important conversations at a crucial time would not and could not happen. I happen to have sold all the Carrier Pigeons the week before or did we eat them?  So communications had stopped!

Deciding to stay put, we thought about going back to indoor hang gliding or quantum tiddlywinks.  I said we thought about, it never materialized and my prowess of flight is not that great.

I was now Internet-less and writing to my heart's content without being interrupted by sounds of arriving emails, text messages or the ringing phone was now the order of the day.

Then, the silence was broken by the arrival of a text message on the Smartphone.  I looked up and the routers blue lights were flashing once more. 

A feeling of disappointment that life was going back to a digital annoyance, not that my business partners or clients are annoying!

Just a mere seven hours of digital solitude was now broken and life had to go on...



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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Gunpowder, Treason & Plot...

Gunpowder, Treason & Plot...
by Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies

What has changed from 1605 to today in 2015?

Nothing in the fact that people protest in similar ways, especially in the use of explosives. The difference is the speed and methods we receive the information.  
In this case it is was a failed attempt to blow up the House of Lords in London, with barrels of gunpowder in the basement. It had major religious connections with the Catholic Church and the potential assassination of King James I.

The U.K. celebrates Guy Fawkes each November 5th, with massive bonfires and burning the effigy of Guy Fawkes on its top. Then a fireworks display to boot!

As you see, the world has not changed with our daily sordid events.

The way in which we receive information is just as dangerous as the gunpowder plot itself.

The explosive content is the information stored on Data Silos ans Servers around the global, Guy Fawkes has been replaced by Hackers, Phishers and Man in the Middle Brutal Attackers.  Even the Guy Fawkes likeness has been hijacked as the logo of the Hackers.

The Internet is worse than a smelly, damp basement, it is a sewer of miscreants, no, cyber terrorists, who want what you have and not pay for it. 

Cyber thievery is rampant and YOU are doing NOTHING about it!

The Daily Hack Attacks are becoming so matter of fact that you have stopped being concerned.  Complacency has set in!  If it was you they got this time, you think you have missed the cyber bullet!


YOU are on the list and they will find you and ply their cyber trade, messing up your life and financial stability.  Whether personally or corporately, it will do harm!

As a corporation, can you afford the same problems as Target, the retail store?
Major loss of revenue, a mistrusted BRAND, customer rejection and now closing more stores across the USA?  Of course you can't!

Then why are you being so arrogant in not solving the cyber issues?

We are not wanting to be your friend, we want to secure your business and not let what happened to Target and thousands of other companies be destroyed because they thought they knew it all.



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Wednesday, November 4, 2015


by Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies

Smartphones are not secure when you have the Internet and the ability to download Apps!

Think about it?  How can they be?

Ours Are with Desktop, Tablet Security Included!

Watch the videos and then call...



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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

We Appreciate The Audience, It Is Time To Get Off Of The Sidelines And Participate In The So Called Game Of Life

We Appreciate The Audience, It Is Time To Get Off Of The Sidelines And Participate In The So Called Game Of Life
By Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies.

The view from the stands might be excellent but the game on the field of life is going to hell in a hang basket! 

Socially, are you really feeling happy and secure in your personal life and work environment?  Only you can answer…

As we stand, this is not the life we expected, dreamed of or can accept, unless you have no real feelings whatsoever. 

Towns and cities are falling apart, not just physically.  Our communities are nothing more than dens of iniquities and law enforcement is fighting a losing battle in the social, drug, gang and murder wars.

It seems that all of our communication skills have stopped and our internal understandings of living a sociable, acceptable, life style have changed dramatically.  It has become a society of waiting for others to take the lead and if someone does, it is frowned upon, as we want to know their underlying motive. 

Queen Bees and workers are further apart than ever before.  It is as if the team has become dysfunctional, disorientated and disillusioned. It is not just words on a page, it is a fact!

Learning lessons and adapting is a normal part of life.  The day of handouts, entitlements and others filling in for your inadequacies is over. Our work and social ethics are going to change and it starts with YOU.

The basics of life are RULES, rules that are acceptable and not a “them or us” situation.

There are more demands on our civic services today than ever before.  Why?

It comes down to politics and how those that wished to be voted into office, promised the streets will be paved with gold.  This is not the era of Mayor Dick Whittington and this is not London! 

Yes, once voted in, they passed laws, services and unthoughtful solutions, which, when, the grant money runs out, the services stopped.  President Bill Clinton’s more police on the streets is a prime example. Once the grant money was gone after two years, cities and counties did not have the budget to continue and the public wondered why things changed.

People have a high expectation when they are promised and do not understand standard business practices and still believe in the unlimited
money tree.

We have to become better and more efficient communicators and that is the crux of the matter.

That is our mantra and why we have isolated the issues and resolved this with usable, affordable technology.  The issues are as simple as security of communications on all levels.  Everything we do today is under attack. 

We thought the computer would bring a sustained method of far better communications, it has, but with major concerns from others wanting to know what we know and steal our trusted information.

The Hackers, Phishers, Man in the Middle Brutal Attackers are ever present.  They want what you have worked hard for and even your bank account is not safe.  Business proprietary information is at more risk than ever.  So is there a means to improve this? 


Security of data connection, especially corporate, with end to end, data in motion the most vulnerable and we have solved this and WE have!  

Passwords are old hat, as it can be anyone typing in your log-in password.  The system does not know that it is you.  Even a supposed secure token method is not secure, as it might not be in your hands.  

The Human Element is the issue, so we use Device DNA, using a selection of hardware components to identify you as trusted and authorized.

Collecting visual and audio situations has changed and been secured, right from the palm of your hand.  Usable in the courts, because there is a full Chain of Evidence in place. 

Remember that dream of a paperless society, it is really here!  Documents can now easily be filled in, transmitted securely and in a timely and expected fashion.

Then, speed of getting from A to B is vital, that is why all of what we talk about is connectivity and that is now available for all Public Safety, Emergency Management, Enforcement Agents/Process Servers and those vital corporate needs.

It is the security of all we do that is more important than ever.


All with Encryption of RSA 4096 Bit!

Under WWW.REDTAGGED.US, the answers and real time solutions are here.

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

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