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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 Cyber Security Awareness Newsletter and Newsletter Archive. 

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

Open hearings needed before FCC issues damaging rule on internet access – Portland Press Herald

Trevor Jones, VP of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at OTT Communications — LeverettNet’s Internet Service Provider—authored this Op-Ed column:

As a business executive in a telecommunications company, I don’t see the elimination of net-neutrality rules as “pro-business,” “pro-internet freedom” or even “pro-telecommunications.” Small to mid-sized businesses hoping to offer innovative, competitive services are at risk of being squeezed out of the marketplace by larger competitors.Who does benefit? A handful of very large companies including Comcast, Charter, Verizon and Level 3 that would seek to leverage their market dominance and control traffic on the internet in the interest of limiting competition and increasing their own profits.

Source: Open hearings needed before FCC issues damaging rule on internet access – Portland Press Herald


The full OTT Communications Net Neutrality Disclosure Statement can be found athttp://www.ottcommunications.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/net-neutrality-policy.pdf

Need help picking a streaming TV plan? These tools will help you decide. | TechHive

Although I try my best to provide all the knowledge you need to cut cable TV through this column, words and charts alone aren’t always enough. With so many streaming TV bundles and standalone services to pick from, you might need some more powerful software to sift through all the options. …. each of these streaming guides have some blind spots. But if want to become a cord cutter and are lost on where to start, these tools will point you in the right direction.

Source: Need help picking a streaming TV plan? These tools will help you decide. | TechHive


5 Best Streaming Devices – July 2017 – BestReviews

Our team of experts has selected the best streaming devices out of hundreds of models. Don’t buy a streaming device before reading these reviews. We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

Source: 5 Best Streaming Devices – July 2017 – BestReviews

Special Report—From AT&T to LeverettNet: Ranking the top 25 FTTH providers’ 1 Gbps pricing | FierceTelecom

In the fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband race, 1 Gbps service pricing has become a key subject of interest, particularly as service providers look to lure subscribers away from cable competitors. In this report, we compare pricing, markets and how many locations each provider has connected to their network.

Source: Special Report—From AT&T to LeverettNet: Ranking the top 25 FTTH providers’ 1 Gbps pricing | FierceTelecom

NOTE: This article compares ISP fees only, and does not include the LMLP fee. Even with the LMLP fee,  LeverettNet remains in the top tier of gigabit (1000MB) Fiber-to-the-Home systems, moving from #1 to #12!

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