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postheadericon National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Twitter Chats part 5

In our previous blog entries we covered Simple Steps to Online Safety, Cybersecurity in the Workplace and Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet. In our final blog in the series we will be talking about the opportunities that await you if you were interested in a career in cybersecurity.

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postheadericon National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Twitter Chats part 4

In our previous blog entries we covered Simple Steps to Online Safety and Cybersecurity in the Workplace. In the blog today we will be talking about some of today’s predictions when it comes to the internet of tomorrow.

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postheadericon National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Twitter Chats part 3

In the first two parts of our series we have looked at the role an everyday internet user has in making the internet a safer place, and ID theft. This time around we focus on the role everyone has when it comes to cybersecurity best practices in the workplace.

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postheadericon National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Twitter Chats part 2

In the first part of our series we addressed issues such as the role an everyday internet user has in making the internet a safer place, and ID theft. The second part of the Twitter chat continues with the theme of Simple Steps to Online Safety.

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postheadericon Five cool things happening for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month and its events have become top of mind for people and businesses in recent years, given the staggering number of recent data breaches and global ransomware attacks.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] How Much Does Situational Awareness Matter? Put Your Phone Down And Find Out Here

Too often we find ourselves sucked into the black hole of our phones. Whether it be a social media post, texting our friends or looking for directions and that makes us vulnerable to criminals. Awareness is our biggest ally when it comes to avoiding a deadly encounter.

In this Episode of Finding Fearless join Jenn and Kristen as they are unknowingly placed in that very same situation and suddenly things turn bad. They will need to find the inner strength to fight the fear in order to survive the fight for their life!

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postheadericon Why Situational Awareness Is Important: Concealed Carrier Shoots At Robber #1, Then Gets Gun Stolen By Robber #2

By Luke McCoy via USA Carry

Last Friday, a 29-year-old club promoter pulled up to his apartment in Pembroke Pines when a man then attempted to rob him. Instead of handing over what he had, he pulled his firearm and shot at the man 3 times. The victim did have a valid concealed weapons permit.

That’s when another man appeared and wrestled him to the ground. The two robbers proceeded to steal and run off with his jewelry, cellphone and his gun.

Police found blood at the scene so they think he did manage to hit one of the robbers so they are looking at local hospitals for anyone that sought medical treatment and fits the description.

While we do applaud the CCW holder for thinking fast and using his firearm to defense himself, we always need to be thinking about situational awareness. He obviously was not aware of another robber which was able to tackle him to the ground. Now, his legally owned firearm is in the hands of a criminal.

No one knows when you will be robbed or you wouldn’t put yourself in that situation in the first place. It may be hard to stay in Condition Yellow at all times. You may just be getting off of work, tired and just want to get inside and hit the bed. But this leaves you vulnerable.

While we don’t know all of the details of this situation, it sounds like he was targeted and possibly followed. It is everyone’s right to own some of the finer things in life, such as the Porsche that this victim was driving. But just remember that fancy cars, jewelry, etc. can be flashy and attract the wrong type of people, in this case, a pair of robbers. If you choose to do so, this is all the more reason to keep yours head on a swivel and be aware of your surroundings.

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postheadericon Australian cybersecurity video plays dumb to raise awareness, but will it work?

A new cybersecurity video from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has taken an unusual approach to raising awareness, playing dumb in this mock public service announcement aimed at a “non-technical” audience.

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postheadericon October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

It's National Cyber Security Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Hey folks! Whether you were aware of it or not, it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

That’s right. For all of October, you’re encouraged to batten down the hatches on your network and help others learn how to do the same.

But, and you might be expecting us to say this, every month is cyber security awareness month at FlashRouters. So, as usual, we’ve got some practical advice for keeping yourself safe online.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

First, a little background on National Cyber Security Awareness Month…

It’s officially the eleventh year that we’ve been celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness month, as the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security alliance first collaborated on this idea back in 2003. The idea is basically as simple as it sounds: people can celebrate this month through a series of suggested behaviors centered around promoting online safety.

This year’s theme is “Our Shared Responsibility”, and the organizers have a whole bunch of recommendations about how you can participate (taken from the DHS website).

Week One: Oct 1-3
Promoting Online Safety with the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone can take a few simple steps to make the Internet more secure. This week will also highlight efforts related to Executive Order 13636 to strengthen the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Week Two: October 6-10 Secure Development of IT Products Building security into information technology products, including the phones, tablets, and computers we use every day, is key to enhanced cybersecurity.
Week Three: October 13-17
Critical Infrastructure and the Internet of Things
Highlights the importance of protecting critical infrastructure and properly securing all devices, including household items, that are connected to the Internet.
Week Four: October 20-24
Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Showcases what emerging and established businesses can do to protect their organization, customers, and employees.
Week Five: October 27-31
Cyber Crime and Law Enforcement
Working with law enforcement to combat cyber crime and educate the public on how to protect themselves from online crime.

Now, obviously, we’re publishing part of the way through Cyber Security Awareness Month, but you can still catch up! In fact, we’ve got a few ideas ourselves below…

Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month w/ a VPN & a FlashRouter

Best VPN Service Providers

FlashRouter-Ready VPNs

FlashRouters has a fairly simple protocol for staying safe online: we keep our passwords varied and recorded somewhere would-be identity thieves cannot access.

But the centerpiece of our cyber security plan, and any good cyber security plan , is a trustworthy VPN.

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, create a safe way to do everything you want to do online without worrying about compromising your security. When you log into your VPN, all of your online info is tunneled through encrypted servers set up all over the world by your VPN service. Send sensitive e-mails and enter your credit card number without fear, all thanks to VPNs.

And at FlashRouters, we’re affiliated with some of the best of the best. Check them out on our official supported provider list, and find the VPN that best suits you.

Best FlashRouters for VPNs

Of course, if you want to get the most out of your VPN, then you’re going to need a FlashRouter.

What’s a FlashRouter, you ask?

As the video explains, a FlashRouter is a surefire way to revolutionize your network. Any one of our DD-WRT or Tomato-flashed routers is guaranteed to improve your network’s speed, power, and versatility.

When used in conjunction with a VPN, there’s no limit to what you can do. Save your old router, and use our popular dual router setup, which allows you to switch back and forth between one dedicated VPN and your normal, day-to-day network with incredible ease. If you’re subscribed to any VPN service on our official supported provider list, your FlashRouter will show up ready to work with your VPN service. No tricky VPN installation processes necessary.

As we said above, you can’t go wrong with a FlashRouter, but if you’re looking to whittle down the best choice for you from our extensive list, we recommend checking out our recent best-sellers. There’s certain to be something there for you, from sleek, economy models with speed to burn (like the Linksys E1200 DD-WRT or the E2500 Tomato) to towering networking behemoths that crush every competitor in sight (like the unstoppable Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT, or the Dark Knight itself, the Asus RT-N66U Tomato), and plenty in between (like the recently added Asus RT-AC68U DD-WRT).

Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness month today and every day by joining the FlashRouters family and future-proofing your network!

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