Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Marx of a Man

The Marx of a Man
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

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Little Havana is cheering as most in Cuba are silent.  Still, the fear of Fidel Castro is maintained. 

The announcement of his death is being greeted globally in a mixed manner and since 1959 Fidel Castro gripped and crushed a people with his Marxist and Lenin ideology.  Going to Havana is going back in time as if the clocks just stopped.

Most Americans associate Cuba with Cigars, Rum, Communism and that place, 90 miles off the Florida Keys that is off limits.  The cigars were the ‘forbidden fruit’ and ruined decades ago with the planting of more sugar cane where tobacco leaves once grew.

I know my cigars and the influences from the soil, wind, and surroundings.  Castro even ruined the taste of a once great tobacco leaf.
 
With the last name ‘Ashton’ those that know cigars can imagine my favorite brand and leaf that burns inches from my nose with an aroma that is so exquisite. A taste of a true quality cigar.

Cuba has been cultivating a new breed of political puppets and now you will see the extended revolution bring forth more issues.  Not even the trade deal that has just been agreed upon will work whilst there is still a Castro in power and his sidekicks ready to step in and emulate Fidel.

The King of Communism is dead and a true deplorability continues with oppression, arrests, imprisonment and executions will be maintained by a sadistic island government, supported by the likes of Venezuela, Russia, and China.

The challenge of change is still upon us to have a ‘free’ island if that is ever possible.






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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Not Your Lucky Digital Day - Digital Policing - The Criminal's View



Not Your Lucky Digital Day
Digital Policing - The Criminal's View
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

We can all think from a law agency perspective that we have control, we do not! 

Planning for the future is a must, but planning is working in fantasy land as any accountant or marketing guru will tell you.  

The speed of CHANGE is more necessary than you know and establishing a starting point NOW is a priority.  Law agencies have been working the digital, cyber world since the early eighties, spending millions and billions and not even on par with private enterprise/commerce.  

Then there are those that have meetings and more bloody meetings with cups of procrastination with resistance on the side.  Do not take this a personal attack on anyone person or group.  

It is a fact of life, we all resist CHANGE!  It is that we are straight talking and know the needs, demands and timing better than most.  The importance is simple, we converse, discuss and then show what you are asking for is already here and we can partner to make the plans far less than a fantasy and here today, not ten years down the road.

CommSmart Global Group is passionate about bringing the proven CHANGE NOW and to continue to enhance the ever changing digital topography as we all move forth together.

As the lead team in law enforcement digital policing globally, working as a LexisNexis Risk Solution Partner is knowing that we have the capability of major data access, both local, regional, national and of course, globally.  

Crime does not happen in a two block area anymore and the pub is not the center of crime chatter, it is on social or anti-social media.  There is the start of information in the Atmospherics of Life.  Yes, the simple Link Analysis programming and software that is usable at all levels of the agency.

Think of how we will change the issues on Heroin and Human Trafficking, we know what we are capable of and understand that even on those issues, the battlefield is littered with problems that require attention NOW!

So Now For Something Completely Different
The Criminals View on Digital Policing!

The Privacy Powers Act 


Social Media Monitoring & Crime Predictability






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Thanksgiving is Just Another Hacking Day

Happy Thanksgiving...
Thanksgiving is Just Another Hacking Day
by Nick Ashton, Red Tagged

Hackers do not take days off!  In fact, they increase their efforts around the Holidays.  Especially those that shop online today and this Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

The BBC reported:

"Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, experts say.

One gang had updated the sophisticated malware it used to target cash registers in stores, security company iSight said.

There had also been an increase in spam and phishing emails crafted to catch out people seeking bargains.  You know what it like, you get wacky emails every single day, you may ignore, others do not.

And some crime groups are making fake copies of popular shopping apps in a bid to steal payment-card data.  beware, they are that good!

The warnings are being given just prior to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which follow the weekend following the US Thanksgiving holiday when many online and offline stores offer those special and not so special deals."


Time to be more vigilant on all fronts...  

Also, beware of the green jello!

Happy Thanksgiving and pass the password, please....


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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

“I Am Too Busy For This” - “I Don’t Have Time!” You Will Regret These Comments When “When” Happens!


“I Am Too Busy For This” - “I Don’t Have Time!”
You Will Regret These Comments When “When” happens!
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group 

Tunnel vision, wearing blinkers and ignorance come to mind.  How many times can you ignore facts and events that are headlines and the talk of the water cooler?

Thievery, stealing, entering places that they shouldn't in be has been around since time began.  To come home and find that your space has been violated is the most gut wrenching feeling, to know that some stranger has been in your bedroom, bathroom, stolen your computer, X-box, televisions and the dog. 

Really, it is not that funny, because the money you have been spending every month on that alarm system did what? It told you that someone had broken in, it did not stop them or even frighten them when that obnoxious alarm went off.  The security center was informed electronically and then what did they do?  They called you to see if there was a problem!  Duh!

The next step, they informed the police that an issue was reported from your address.  Time has been ticking by, the thieves have left with your stuff and now the problems for you begin.  Clearing up the mess, you know they leave a mess, canceling bank cards, informing the insurance company and trying to remember what you had and what is missing is a nightmare!

Today, it is even simpler to violate your space!  Every one of us is connected, forget Six Degrees of Separation, that cable, phone or wireless connection has joined us all together, the Internet.

The thieves sit in comfortable chairs either at home, in a hacking commune or the local Starbucks unsociable café, where tattoos and metal studs are compulsory. They can get into your stuff from anywhere, even Mumbai or Moscow.

Hacking, Phishing and MITM (Man in the Middle) Brutal Attacks draw no boundaries, Fortune 500 companies, local independent outlets, Big Box department and electronic stores, manufacturing, restaurant chains, courier services, airlines, law enforcement data, government, county and city information and even your car are game and do not forget your Laptop, Desk PC or Mac, Tablet or Mobile phone.  

In fact, any Data in Motion is a Target!

It is exacerbated by the cost saving usage of your own laptop, tablet or smartphone, known as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).  Companies want to save money and being able to use your electronics saves a fortune, but comes with problems.

It is the personal “stuff” you store on the device and where you visit on the Web that can pick up viruses and infections which are transmitted to your connections if they have no protection in place.  Protection is simple, well in some cases for some of you, seriously you should not start on page 43 of the manual!

Life is not simple and security of your information is yours and yours alone. That is your brick wall, what others do to protect the information they have been supplied by you is their responsibility and you only hope they are good at doing that.

Socially life is a mess and in using social media they way most use it, you are a walking time bomb for a major issue.


          
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Investigatory Powers Act Has Royal Assent - The 10th Peelian Principle - Add the A.I. Proven Technology To Peel's Other Nine Peelian Principles


Investigatory Powers Act
The 10th Peelian Principle
Add the A.I. Proven Technology To
Peel's Other Nine Peelian Principles
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO. CommSmart Global Group



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Investigatory Powers Act has Royal Assent and legalizes range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services and enables far better crime fighting and security.

CommSmart Global Group has the Analytic Tools, NOW for your use Nationally. 
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Crime Analytics
  • Community Crime Mapping
  • Predictive Analysis
  • SIP (Stop, Interview, Process) with facial recognition
  • Full Link analysis of all crime and public data.
Breaking all boundaries and lines between agencies.  

Total Link Analysis in one search.  No more 'Go Fishing' for information!  One search nationwide, agency to agency, county to county, all forces connected.

Great Britain could be totally interlinked within nine months and at a fraction of your own development costs.  

Literally the price of a cup of coffee per warranted officer per week.  

Donuts, Bagels, and Croissants are extra!

All levels of officers will have conductivity and radically change law enforcement as we know it today!

Peel was ahead of his time thank goodness, he visualized the outcome of the streets if we did nothing to stem crime and how it was the public's needs that were required to stop the diabolic issues.

Hence, the Nine Peelian Principles were born when he was Home Secretary of the U.K. in 1829.

We do not need to plead the 5th to protect ourselves, we need to invoke!

Today Amber Rudd is now the Home Secretary and is continuing the needs for Digital Policing and can invoke the 10th Peelian Principle Amendment.

You cannot start from scratch, or attempt to re-invent the wheel, the government must look and engage commercial enterprise which has already been twenty years plus into the digital analytic world of proactive policing.

From the days of Sir Robert Peel, some 187 years ago Peel used then modern capabilities of awareness, with the tall hat, the whistle to communicate and his street-level knowledge of the increasing criminal elements on the streets of London. 

Peel did not make the hat or engineer the whistle, he used what was available and proven at the time.  Of course, Peel’s people oversaw the availability and standard of the purchases and what and why they were the choice, he did not in any way re-invent the wheel so to speak. 

Peel used commercial enterprise to achieve his goal, security of the public and control the out of control situation of the moment.

There is no argument that we must improve and improve now!  Criminals have so much more in their technology savvy felonious toolbox.  It is not just picking up information by physically sitting in a smoke-filled pub, supping beer and listening to the criminals bragging about their criminal deeds. 

Today, it is about technology, the social or unsocial media, running their fingers and thumbs instead of their mouths. 

This is the Atmospherics of our world, yes CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner, has decades of collecting and analyzing both public and law enforcement data that is amassed in its billions of records daily. 

Crime is not restricted to a four-block area of streets, it is national and global, we have developed with our qualified teams of ex-Metropolitan Police officers, ranging from Chief Superintendents, Chief Inspectors, Commanders, Flying Squad, Counter Terrorism, Beat/Ward Officers and incredible data analysts.  They have worked hand in hand in developing methods of collection and drill down analytics with successes, second to none on a daily basis.
  • Social Media Monitoring of individuals that comply with all legal ramifications of those individual users (countries)
  • Crime Analytics, knowing the beat/ward historically and what to be cognizant about and the attributes
  •  Community Crime Mapping, both public and internal
  • Predictive Analysis, having analysts who use our techniques to be ahead of the curve with proactive policing
  • Beat/Ward officers having the ability to use Smartphones/Laptop and Desktop computers to see so much more in a productive time frame.
  • Multi-Jurisdiction analytics.  Agencies are now working in silos and criminals are using this to exploit more criminal opportunities.  There is no need any longer to work singularly trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together.  We have the solutions to allow all agencies to work together efficiently and cooperatively.

If it sounds like we are being braggadocios about our capabilities, we are not
We only bring you the facts that we wish to work side by side with solution tools and mindset of major proportions.  It is the CommSmart Global Group which is an American company which is made up of mostly Brits and ex-cops, working within law enforcement proactive techniques, analytics, cyber security, and coaching/mentoring since 1992. 

Then there is LexisNexis, owned by another British company, RELX Group. It is a multinational information and analytics company based in London, in the United Kingdom. It operates in four market segments: scientific, technical and medical; risk and business analytics and legal.

LexisNexis Group is a corporation providing computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk management services. During the 1970’s, LexisNexis pioneered the electronic accessibility of legal and journalistic documents.

We are a commercial enterprise who collectively have invested in data collection from the streets to the war zones of the world to protect us all.  Whether it be the community, as the ‘police are the public and the public are the police’, or the war in Afghanistan, with the ability to predict the location of roadside IEDs for the US Department of Defense, saving hundreds, if not thousands of lives.

We are here now!  Working with knowledge of British Policing and data manipulation for a proactive result.

I believe we should be meeting with you all.  It is with senior management and departments who have been charged to create a solution.  Which by the way is already here and will assist in the demands of the community and government. 

We are all on the same page and need to be in the same room for a down-to-earth conversation on the capabilities of Digital Policing now and in the future.

It is not about who or what we are, it is about solving a dire situation and it is no good asking where policing will be in 2025, if you do not listen, review and understand what is already here in the Atmosphere!

A meeting, please…

It takes Social Media Monitoring, Public Data, Crime Analytics, Community Crime Mapping, Predictive Analysis and a strong listening ear.  It is not about marketing services, it is about the passion we have for making our social world more acceptable, safer and this we commit to you.

WE ARE IN THE NOW AND KEEP YOU; IN THE KNOW...



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