Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Human Cyber Cull

The Human Cyber Cull
by Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies

Sadly, the majority of corporation's leadership worldwide, have no idea of the ramifications of the effects and implications of the normal day to day business of storing and accessing stored computer data.

The safety of writing with a pen and paper is long gone.  The physical filing room, with fireproof file cabinets under lock and key, have for the most part vanished.  It is the digital age of 1's and 0's.  With the so called protection of a human made-up password, that is forgotten, shared, stolen and forgotten on too many occasions. 

The sacred sanctity of privacy is no more!

What, in a few short years has driven us to these times?  Stupidity, ignorance, or maybe we all have been lead to trust in others, instead of doing for ourselves.

Computers are not the issue, it is HUMANS!

Logic it seems has flown the coup and left a bubbling mindset of an unsocial world of "them" and "us".

Compuserve and AOL were the first for linking people as far back as the 1980's, with Bulletin Boards and means for people to connect with messaging and filing sharing.  A harmless means of communications using landline telephones and slow modems.

In 1983, I was the CEO of Commercial Databanks who was the first commercial means of electronic messaging.  Using Texas Instrument "dumb terminals" with a built-in 300 baud modem, that could use a landline phone anywhere to collect your messages from your assigned electronic pigeon hole.  No screen, it was printed on paper and could either be kept and filed or destroyed.

Pioneers so to speak, fully understanding the potential of information sharing and its capabilities.  Not like the the disaster in anti-social activities we have today.

It was in 1976 that my first cyber steps were taken with computers, both hardware and software, limited to say the least for commercial opportunities. Thankfully our great team of Rod Smith, marketing, Alf Lilford and Colin Taplin, both ex-Royal Air Force computer technology "nerds", with an immense knowledge and foresight, worked in harmony and with an incredible vision of the road ahead.  I have never forgotten the gleaned knowledge of those days.

As we hyper travel back to today, the issues are not ones of looking forward and understanding the power of the computer, it is the complacency of those who are taking for granted the day to day activities and reliance of the cyber machine with human overtones.

Boards and C-Level Executives have taken their finger off the button of logical understanding.  Not realizing, that the world of cyber is more important to be cohesive in working with marketing, production, transportation, accounting, customer service and significantly, shareholders and customers/clients.

When you are entrusted with information of a sensitive nature, you must, no, it is demanded that you take every available step to protect and secure from theft, prying eyes and misuse.

Your information technology individuals and departments can only execute the above rules, if they are competent and have the budget to accomplish the procedures.  

The daily task of normal cyber maintenance is more than a run-of-the-mill operation.  With so many cyber front doors being opened and supposedly closed, just like us humans, we leave lights on, taps dripping and keys in locks. We are failures at so many simple daily tasks and it does not seem that anyone cares, let alone looks at the checks and balances.

A message to your IT department, "you might be secure today, but tomorrow is a whole different story".

You can ill-afford to be next headline, like Hyatt Hotels or whoever is front page cyber hacking news today!

That is why we at CommSmart Global and our Red Tagged Team are so direct!  

We have amassed a worldwide diverse team with decades of knowledge in all areas of business and cyber and human concerns. Understanding the day-to-day running of a conglomerate, marketing, production, transportation, accounting, customer service and importantly, the Information Technology Department.

Red Tagged speaks your language, clearly, precisely and directly!

It is one thing to know about Malware threat potential and recognizing it once it has happened.  It is a totally different story when you can defend against it and maintain the cyber security that is demanded today.

There is the difference with Red Tagged, we not only know about, we have the solutions!

As Cyber Forensic Anthropologists with a touch of human content, we understand the layers of complexity that have been unfortunately hidden for years. The changes in cyber/human management bring new ideas which are laid over existing issues which are never rectified. I can assure you, hidden inside your computer servers are programs still running, collecting information and not part of your cyber security solution today, leaving a vulnerability factor you can ill-afford.

Once the baseline is established and rectified by Red Tagged's team, you will be able to maintain the cyber security with continuing service and solutions that you will have in place and control.

Securely control the entrusted data of 
your important shareholders, customers and clients.

North America: +1 (614) 655.1247
Europe: +31 611 303489

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Burner Phones Are Worse Issue Than Necessary Encryption

Burner Phones Are Worse Issue Than Necessary Encryption
Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies

Burner phones and SIM cards can be purchased anywhere and are the main terrorist and drug dealers mode of communication.

In the world of communications, there is good and evil and are we going to ban burner phones completely?


It is a societal issue, yes people!  You, your colleagues, family members, those that surround you.  Do you really know those close to you?

No one is can be trusted in this day and age or can we make change?

Law enforcement rely on information gathering and YOU must play your part.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Why We Can Stand Tall and State The Ultimate In Cyber Protection!

Why We Can Stand Tall and State
The Ultimate In Cyber Protection!
by Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies

Recognizing innovation and the fact that you cannot invent or create everything yourself, is a major step in being factual in the initiative and inventiveness of all.

For something to be a success or to work as stated, does not have to have been invented by you!  The rejection of solutions on those grounds is stifling frugal innovation!

When there is an issue or crisis you turn to someone or something that can fix it and fix it now.  It is the fresh eyes and ears that make the difference.

Don't have meeting after meeting to evaluate, look to those that have the knowledge and wherewithal to stop the rot or fix the problem.

Experience does count!  The ability to recognize others for their achievements, lend your expertise to bring it to market and improve, with them, on their solution, is the ultimate.

That is what we do.

Sure, we have been innovators on many fronts ourselves and sometimes we see that others have preceded us in the creation of a near perfect solution.  If we feel it can be utilized and improved upon, we approach and do so.  That is why we have an exciting group of companies and individuals with the ultimate solutions.

We are a company with long roots in the computer world, dating back to 1976. Thank goodness our minds have journeyed well and along the way continued to recognize how a product, solution or a service can be implemented with success.  

That is why we are here and when it comes to Cyber Security we are second to none!

The groundwork has been accomplished and our capabilities shine when it comes to resolving these Hacking, Phishing and Man in the Middle Brutal Attackers.  

Humbly we communicate that there is no one with the Expertise, Passion, Commitment or Pride than our global team.


A CommSmart Global Company


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Europe:             +31 611 30 3489

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