In October, we saw new clients with damages and a near miss of $16,000, $22,000, and $350,000. Losses in these cases are not suffered by businesses but by individuals using personal technology.


But here is what's especially notable about these cases:

  • The people involved had already spoken with us about protection in two of the three incidents mentioned above. They were interested, never said "no," but put it off until an attack finally found them. Fortunately, they already knew who to call, and we helped them recover from the loss. 

  • Most internet users underestimate the sophistication and efficacy of exploits today.


It's Up to You


Protecting your privacy and digital security are things no one will do for you.


Without personal initiative, you remain vulnerable, and harm will eventually come your way. Then, after the loss, there is a greater chance you choose to protect. But without protection, it is only a matter of time, and we see it all the time.

I'm speaking frankly and from the heart here because cyber risk is getting worse and will continue worsening for many years, probably for the balance of your lifetime. 


So, it's up to you to do it for yourself and those you love - learn to reduce the risk and live in greater peace. We make it as easy as possible and have a "coach" that gets you started quickly and makes the process satisfying and rewarding for a lifetime.


  Neglecting to protect your internet technology and personal information is a self-inflicted curse, yet most still avoid or ignore the risks altogether.

Life Skills That Matter


Our model for providing enterprise-grade solutions to consumers to protect their personal technology and information is unique. And coupling it with personal client service and a "relationship-based" approach is unparalleled.


The people-based approach to cybersecurity informs and educates clients to empower them with new critical thinking skills. These skills ease the process of adaption to digitally-driven change and are honed and last a lifetime. We believe this approach is the most vital element of our value proposition.


All clients - please engage with us to ensure you're using your services effectively and to ask us for whatever help you need.

Cutting the Cable (bill)


I've long considered Comcast/Adelphia/Xfinity (how many times can you sour a brand) akin to a criminal organization. Cheating, lying, deceiving, monopolizing, graft - it's all baked into the business model, not so unlike ATT, Wells Fargo, Google (Alphabet), et al.


When the monthly bill arrived at over $300 for the first time, I had to figure out why and make some changes. But it's more than the expense that drives me. I want to own my personal information and technology and not be beholden to an oligopoly with unfettered powers.


Xfinity didn't make it easy, but after some changes, I'll save almost $100 monthly from my cable bill. Frankly, the process was hell, but I'm glad I went through with it.


Here is what I did:

  • Xfinity was charging me $25/mo. for a modem. I turned it in and bought one for $150 on Amazon.

  • Reduced the channel count to the ones I actually watch.

  • Eliminated a $30/mo. fee for phone service, which somehow began appearing on my bill in June.


If you know how to dissect a cable bill, understand your network's hardware components, and have some patience and tenacity, go about it yourself. You'll save money, have greater digital autonomy, and carve another chuck of Big Tech out of your life. If not, contact us, and we'll see if we can help.


Strategically and economically, it's smart to take every reasonable opportunity to parse Big Tech out of your digital life as much as is reasonably possible.


Thank for reading,


Brad Deflin



Topics: Cybersecurity for Life

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