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Cyber Security Awareness Newsletter

OUCH! is the world’s leading, free security awareness newsletter designed for the common computer user. Published every month and in multiple languages, each edition is carefully researched and developed by the SANS Securing The Human team, SANS instructor subject matter experts and team members of the community. Each issue focuses on and explains a specific topic and actionable steps people can take to protect themselves, their family and their organization. OUCH! is distributed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. You are free to distribute OUCH! within your organization or to your customers as part of your security awareness program, or share OUCH! with your family, friends and coworkers. The only limitation is you cannot modify nor sell OUCH!.

Click the link below to see the current Newsletter and Newsletter Archive. 

Source: Cyber Security Awareness Training and Programs | SANS Securing the Human

The cord-cutter’s guide to watching the NBA playoffs without cable

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

Update, June 1, 2017: The NBA Finals get underway tonight at 9:00 PM Eastern, with the Golden State Warriors in a rematch against the Cleveland Cavaliers. ABC will be carrying the entire series, so you’ll want either an over-the-air antenna or one of the streaming services that carries either ESPN3 or your local ABC station.

Cord cutting brings particularly thorny challenges for sports fans, and they’re never more apparent than when the postseason rolls around. Case in point: the NBA playoffs, now underway. As in previous years, broadcasting of the postseason tournament will be divided between four networks: ABC, TNT, ESPN, and NBA TV.

Three of those are cable networks, but there are still ways for the enterprising cord cutter to catch most of the action. Based on the TV schedule available at press time, we’ve outlined your options for watching the playoffs without a cable- or satellite-TV subscription. By following our guide, you’ll be able to watch many—but not all—of the live broadcasts and see which team eventually lifts the Larry O’Brien Trophy this June.

Source: The cord-cutter’s guide to watching the NBA playoffs without cable

“And the Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement Goes to….” | Internet Archive Blogs

Have you ever wondered whether (and how) to access information that was once available on a website, but has been taken down? The answer is the Internet Archive.

The Internet Archive was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st annual Webbys, hailed by the New York Times as “one of the Internet’s highest honors.” The Webby Awards lauded the Internet Archive for being “the web’s most knowledgeable historian.”

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library, founded in 1996. They collect published works—including the Internet itself—and make them available in digital formats that can serve anyone in the world with access to the Internet.  Today the Archive has 20+ years of web history accessible through the Wayback Machine and works with 450+ library and other partners through its Archive-It program to identify important web pages.

Source: “And the Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement Goes to….” | Internet Archive Blogs

How to cut the cord without resorting to a pricey streaming-TV bundle | Macworld

A reviewer in MacWorld makes the case for cord-cutting without “bundles”:

Abandoning traditional TV won’t work for everyone. It’s a non-starter for diehard sports fans, and it might be too much trouble for people who don’t want to experiment with new sources of content, or who just want the convenience of a single TV source.But if your goal is simply to be entertained and informed, it’s increasingly easy to do so without a package of cable channels. The reason so many streaming bundles are emerging now is to keep people from coming to this realization sooner.

Source: How to cut the cord without resorting to a pricey streaming-TV bundle | Macworld

Best media streaming device | TechHive

TechHive is a news and information site operated by IDG (International Data Group), a global technology company. They say:

We constantly test all the latest devices, including Roku players, Fire TV devices, Android TV devices, Apple TV, and Chromecast. We review each new generation of hardware and constantly revisit the software and app selection so we can help you determine which platform is right for you. Here are our picks for the best streaming boxes and sticks, along with all of our most current product reviews. Our recommendations will change over time as new products come to market.

Source: Best media streaming device | TechHive

Speedtest for Desktop – An easy way to take a Speedtest on Mac or Windows

Millions of people each day use the Speedtest website and mobile apps to test their internet speed.

NOTE: Not all Internet servers can handle 1Gbps speeds, which is what your LeverettNet connection can handle (though your router and other equipment may not be able to handle). When you run a speed test, select a major server in NYC rather than the server automatically selected by the speed test application, to be sure you are getting a real test.

Source: Speedtest for Desktop – The easiest way to take a Speedtest on Mac or Windows