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Jun 17, 2015

Today's episode is brought to you by;

About a week ago, online superstar, celebrity, marketing maven, fitness expert and tribe builder Chalene Johnson got the surprise of her life...she got hacked!

Chalene wasn't the target of the hack because she is famous, a celebrity or wealthy...she was hacked because she was an accessible target like thousands of others that become victims on a daily basis. 

There are always three elements needed for crime to happen.

  1. A criminal
  2. An opportunity
  3. A victim

The goal of crime prevention is to remove any one of those elements and when you do, you will remove the crime. That is exactly what this episode and show notes are about...crime prevention.

The more educated you become, the less likely you will be a victim. The more you insulate yourself, the more you remove the opportunity.  Chalene wants this story shared so that other's don't also become victims.

Click here to go to Chalene's podcasts about what happened to her.

Here are my top 10 tips to help insulate yourself and avoid, or at least make it a lot harder, to be a victim. The time in the podcast is listed when I talk about these points specifically so you can jump right there.

1) BE SMART:
5:30

2) UPDATES:
6:45

3) PASSWORDS:
7:26

4) PASSWORD MANAGER:
8:22
Here are some very highly rated password managers that can work great for your needs. 
Dashlane, Lastpass, Roboform, Password Manager Pro, 1PasswordKeePass

5) 2 FACTOR AUTHENTICATION / TWO STEP AUTHORIZATION:
9:45

6) LOCATION SETTINGS:
13:18

7) DON’T US APPS FOR LOGINS:
13:51

8) CREATE A DEDICATED SOCIAL EMAIL ADDRESS:
14:46

9) DEDICATED CREDIT CARD:
15:55

10) STOP PLAYING GAMES:
16:26

In Episode 6 of The Police Podcast, I spoke to Los Angeles County Sherrifs Deputy, Tony Moore who is a cyber safety expert. Hear what he had to say about cyber safety and the advice he gave by listening to that episode as well. 

Deputy Moore spends some time focusing on Facebook...which we all know has some serious privacy issues. 

Click here to hear Deputy Moore. 

Jun 15, 2015

Today's podcast is brought to you by...

I woke up yesterday morning to a Twitter stream full of one of the worst things possible in my mind...a police department under attack by a man with assault rifles and bombs.

By now most of us know the story of James Boulware and his attack on the Dallas Police Department. 

I became aware of it because of the awesome feed by the Dallas Police Department and Major Max Geron on Twitter.

It didn't take long to see a few tweets and turn my office into an information centre for streams on Facebook, Twitter, Periscope and Instagram.

As the day wore on and it went from breaking information to re-caps, CNN personality Fredricka Whitfield decided a good way to describe Boulware was as, "...courageous and brave..."

As I said on Twitter, could you imagine what CNN would do if a police department said something like that? They would have live reporters out front of the department interviewing everyone they could who hated the police demanding the police department be shut down, investigated by the DOJ and all members charged for crimes against humanity.

But now, 36 hours later, nothing from CNN and an apparent, I "mis-spoke" from the reporter.

Here's the clip just in case anyone thinks that her words are taken out of context. 

But let's never forget, she has a right to say those words and every police officer worth their weight in gold will protect that right even if they don't agree with her.

Thank you police, everywhere. 

UPDATE: June 14 2015...

Ms Whitfield and CNN agree that this is an appropriate apology. I think it's an even greater insult to be so flippant and arrogant. What are your thougts?

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-whitfield-misspoke-when-calling-dallas-gunman-courageous-and-brave/#ooid=lhZmZudTo25rSz4we7OjQxRbraLzeQnM

UPDATE: June 18, 2015...
I missed this when it happened but since I called out CNN and Ms Whitfield for their words and actions, the very least I can do is also share the reversal.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tv/2015/06/15/fredricka-whitfield-apology.cnn.html

 

Jun 8, 2015

Today's podcast is brought to you by:

Mike Russell has been a mainstay as the face of the Victoria Police Department in British Columbia, Canada for a few years now. He is well known within both the policing community and also the everyday people community.

Mike is also known online as "Community Mike" because of his committment to building communities and being part of the greater good.

From his website you learn everything there is to know about Mike in the first line, 

"I connect communities. How can I help you? 

I'm Mike, a community advocate, social media strategist, digitial media innovator, community collaborator, professional communicator, father of four and husband to an amazing woman.  

I've worked in communities in BC and Alberta engaging residents in community-driven solutions to complicated problems.  Using social media, digital resources, engagement strategies, and lots of coffee, our innovative solutions have been replicated and studied across North America.

From #VicPDHelps, Canada's first twitter crime reporting to the first Canadian interactive police app 'mobileVicPD' and using Pinterest to return recovered stolen property, innovation and collaboration are key tenets of our work.

I am an advocate of online security and privacy and have trained and presented on open source investigations, internet security and the implications of information sharing in our digital environment. 

The successful parterships I develop, lead to great collaborations between community, police, government, social agencies and the business community, with the end goal of creating a caring, safe community for all. 

I am a passionate volunteer and advocate, having volunteered thousands of hours with charities throughout Edmonton and Victoria and am passionate about giving back to the communities I love.

Nice to meet you, how can I help?"

You can follow Mike and the Victoria Police here:

http://sidengo.com/communitymike
http://twitter.com/communitymike

http://twitter.com/vicpdcanada
https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaPoliceDepartment
https://vicpd.ca/

Jun 3, 2015

Today's episode is brought to you by

Robert Tornabene is an active sworn police officer from the Greater Chicago area. He has taken what he has learned in policing and helps police officers and the community become safer and better prepared in the social age. 

Robert has experience as a school resource officer, gang officer, public information officer and front line patrolman and supervisor that have all leant themselves to helping him establish Gate America, a training resource for the betterment of our communities.

Robert was having a conversation on Twitter the other morning with a couple of people and the issue at hand was how posting information to social media regarding active situations with police activity could jeopardize the safety of not just the community but the public at large as well.

Robert was inspired by the conversation and took to his blog to write about it.

Read his post here:
http://gateamerica.blogspot.com/2015/06/social-media-posts-tweet-smart-in.html

I knew this was an issue that deserved more attention so I reached out to Robert and this episode is the result of that.

We would ask that our communities share this information so that the next time an event happens; the public will be more cognizant of the potential outcomes. 

This episode will also serve as the topic for #CopChat on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

You can follow Robert here:

https://twitter.com/gateamerica/
https://www.facebook.com/gateamerica
https://www.youtube.com/user/gateamericainc/
http://www.gateamerica.blogspot.com/

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