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Feel Safer Now, Inc. Joins the War on Crime With Newly Launched Website

Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 21, 2007

The Feel Safer Now group has taken on the task of helping consumers level the playing field with criminals. http://www.FeelSaferNow.com offers the latest in self defense and security products as well as free crime preventions tips, strategies, family safety, travel safety and what to do in a bad situation.

FeelSaferNow.com was founded by Robert Hogan, security specialist, in the hopes that good innocent people would learn how to protect themselves and their families against criminals. Our motto is “don’t become a victim”. So often, an innocent person is attacked and they have no plan in place for such violence, nor do they have any self defense items on their person or in their car or home.

Home invasions, child abductions, rape and crime in general are on the rise. With all the crime we are “drenched” in daily from the news and other media, you would think the world has gone mad. The U.S. has 5 times more murders in just one single year than all the deaths of US forces in the past 4 years of the Iraqi and Afghanistan war. This figure does not even include other crimes like rape, assault, home invasions, or burglary.

Did You Know ? Police cannot protect and are not legally liable for failing to protect individual citizens. Courts have without exception concluded that when a municipality or other governmental entity undertakes to furnish police services, it assumes a duty only to the public at large and not to individual members of the community”. A former Attorney General told Florida legislators that police responded to only 200,000 of 700,000 calls for help to Dade County authorities. The facts are that nearly 2,400,000 people use a gun to defend themselved every year. Of these 192,000 are women defending themselves against sexual attacks. Women and children are the most tragic victims of violent and sexual crimes as they are the easiest targets of predators. 92% merely brandish the weapon or shoot into the air, therefore in only 8% is the attacker killed or wounded. However, law-abiding citizens are routinely prosecuted for brandishing or using a firearm in self-defense. This is why it is important to use defense weapons other than a gun. Stun Guns, Tasers, and Pepper Spray are ideal choices.

Feel Safer Now offers free crime prevention tips and strategies to help you in the worst situations. Our security and safety website superstores offer hundreds of product options that are easy to use . Many of the security products are disguised cleverly in ordinary looking objects such as the Pepper Pager, the Cell Phone Stun Gun, and the Nanny Cameras that look like stuffed animals or a pack of baby wipes.

For runners and joggers, there is no better protection tool than our Hot Walkers which are one pound weights with pepper spray built right ito them.

Feel Safer Now is making it easier than ever to protect yourself and your family.


Cyveillance Cyber Security Experts to Present at New York City Cyber Crime Conference

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 16, 2007

Cyber Intelligence Director Terry Gudaitis will be discussing the profile of online offenders, specifically the typology of persons who prey on children thru the Internet. Terry will be drawing upon her extensive educational and professional experience with law enforcement and cyber investigation issues to explain the unique attributes of Internet predators. She will highlight specific personality characteristics commonly found among Internet predators and also assist prosecutors in understanding the psychological evidence surrounding Internet predator personality attributes.

Cyveillance’s Chief Cyber Security Counsel Adam Palmer will discuss the prosecution of Internet crimes against children. Adam will be rebutting common defenses and will illustrate how to effectively utilize digital forensics evidence for successful prosecution. He will also use graphics and case anecdotes to explain effective strategies for team prosecution, provide best practices for presenting digital evidence, and outline an effective checklist for prosecutors to successfully prepare for trying Internet crimes.


Dr. Terry Gudaitis is a nationally-recognized authority on cyber security, cyber crime profiling and psychology. She has provided consultation and leadership in cyber crime to public and private industry including SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) and NSEC (Network Security Corp.), federal intelligence agencies and bureaus, and law enforcement, focusing on domestic and international security issues. Dr. Gudaitis has served on the United States Secret Service Advisory Board for Insider Threat and trained investigators at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Adam Palmer provides legal counsel to Cyveillance on issues involving Internet governance, phishing remediation, malware detection, Internet financial fraud and brand protection. Prior to joining Cyveillance, Adam served as the Director of the Office of Legal Counsel for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Adam has lectured extensively on prosecuting internet crimes against children to all levels of law enforcement. While a Navy JAG, Adam advised and lectured federal law enforcement agents on the investigation of crimes against children.


John Walsh Partners with CA, Inc. to Help Keep America Safe Online : Victim Advocate and Television Crime Fighter Teams with Global Software Company to Raise Awareness about the Danger of Cyber crime and Online Predators

ISLANDIA, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 24, 2008

“John Walsh is a great match for CA’s Internet security businessboth have a tenacious drive to protect consumers on- and off-line,” said George Kafkarkou, senior vice president and general manager, Internet Security Business Unit for CA. “Together we’ll raise awareness of protecting consumers of all ages against the increasingly sophisticated and organized world of cyber crime.”

“I am honored to team with CA’s Internet Security business, a group whose products and vision reflect a strong commitment to protecting consumers and stopping cyber criminals dead in their tracks,” said John Walsh. “CA’s campaign addresses the most crucial issue our society faces in a Web 2.0 world; protecting our loved ones from the cyber creeps. I look forward to working with CA to promote consumer awareness and keeping predators and fraudsters away from our children and families.”

CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2009 is currently available at http://shop.ca.com and from CA resellers, including major retail outlets, nationwide.

About John Walsh

John Walsh is internationally recognized as the host of TV’s “America’s Most Wanted;” the groundbreaking television program that has helped take down more than 1,040 dangerous fugitives during the past 21 years. John Walsh has dedicated his life to fighting for justiceincluding his proudest achievementprotecting the nation’s children. John and his wife, Rev

Penn State Hosts International Conference to Help Police Fight Crime

University Park, PA (PRWEB) November 12, 2009

Budget cuts are plaguing police departments worldwide because of the global economic climate. Los Angeles, for example, has stopped hiring police officers and eliminated a new recruit class; Atlanta officials have hiked property taxes to end furloughs for police and firefighters, and in East St. Louis, Ill., a police officer commended at a City Council meeting for capturing a murder suspect was laid off the same day. What can police departments do? The 2010 International Conference on Results-Driven Policing aims to provide strategies and tools to help police maximize their resources. The conference is planned for May 6-7, 2010, in Baltimore.

“The most important element for fighting crime today is information and how you use it,” said Joe DeStefano, Penn State Justice and Safety Institute client and business development manager and conference organizer. “Police departments need the best possible technology and information to develop and implement effective strategies and tactics to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in their communities.”

Penn State, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the Atlantic Police Academy, Prince Edward Island, have created a partnership to educate and train law enforcement executive and command staff, government managers, research professionals, criminal justice professors and community leaders. This is the first in a series of international policing conferences that will be held in alternate years in the United States and Canada.

Edgar MacLeod, executive director of the Atlantic Police Academy, has been involved in law enforcement for 34 years. He said, “The most pressing police challenge today is the increased accountability placed on police leaders and the increased pressure to provide effective and efficient public safety in our communities. Never before has the challenge been so great to deliver higher-level service without the corresponding resources.”

Peter Cuthbert, executive director of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), said, “The CACP looks forward to partnering with Penn State Justice and Safety Institute and the Atlantic Police Academy to participate in this inaugural international conference. The focus on the challenges in policing and the identification of best practices and potential solutions in maximizing resources to improve efficiencies and reduce crime is essential and at an opportune time.”

Conference participants will have opportunities to learn how to do more with less, as well as about the latest knowledge and best practices for effective results-driven policing from police departments successfully using these methods to fight crime. The format for sessions will be similar to town hall meetings, where participants can ask questions of speakers. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the importance of obtaining and sharing information in policing, how to increase accountability and effectiveness, develop force multipliers, link strategies and tactics, and predict and plan for the future.

In addition, a select group of exhibitors will be invited to attend the conference and exhibit their products and services, DeStefano explained.

“The whole agenda of this conference is about how we use data to develop more vibrant partnerships for better policing and improved public safety,” MacLeod said.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit Penn State Justice and Safety Institute online.

Penn State Justice and Safety Institute (JASI) helps thousands of law enforcement and justice system professionals improve their work skills. JASI serves a broad clientele and its services extend to courts, child support enforcement and domestic relations issues, such as training for federal, state and international clients, including the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. JASI is the sole provider of mandated basic training to Pennsylvania’s deputy sheriffs and has developed and administers the Pennsylvania Child Support Enforcement Training Institute. For more information, visit Penn State Justice and Safety Institute online. JASI is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 114 countries worldwide.

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police) is dedicated to the support and promotion of efficient law enforcement and to the protection and security of the people of Canada. Much of the work in pursuit of these goals is done through the activities and special projects of a number of committees and through active liaison with various levels of government and departmental ministries having legislative and executive responsibility in law and policing.

Atlantic Police Academy (Atlantic Police Academy), a division of Holland College, is the preeminent law enforcement training institution in Canada. Offering both full time and in-service programs, the academy trains men and women who want to enter the field of law enforcement and offers advanced training to dedicated law enforcement professionals who need to upgrade their skills or acquire new skills in order to effectively apply new technology in their jurisdictions.

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Public Safety Officers and Information Technology Specialists Come Together for National Conference on Forensic Data Recovery & Cyber Crime

Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) March 2, 2010

PATCtech Electronic Evidence & Cyber Crime Training Conference ~ Indy 2010



Public Safety Officers and Information Technology Specialists Come Together for National Conference on Forensic Data Recovery & Cyber Crime

At one level, you may just need to recover your boss’s deleted emails. However, you may need to find evidence that supports where a suspect was located during a given time and date, or maybe you have to find the source of a pornographic image.

McGruff Take A Bite Out of Crime

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 04, 2012

As teens and tweens spend more and more time online on Facebook and other social networks, parents have lost their ability to stay on top of their childrens online activities. Parents need to be aware of their teens online life to keep them safe from cyberbullying, Internet predators and other online dangers. Today, McGruff SafeGuard announced a new release of McGruff SafeGuard for PCs that enables parents to monitor what their tweens and teens do on dozens of popular social networks.

McGruff SafeGuard intelligently monitors and records what teens post, chat or message about on Facebook, Twitter and many other top social networks. Once installed on a teens PC, McGruff SafeGuard sends a text or email to the parent if it detects potentially dangerous activity.

McGruff SafeGuard is designed to show a parent not just where a teen goes on social networks, but what they do there and with whom they interact. It records all of the teens online activities such as chats on Facebook, Google Talk, Skype and other social networks, as well as their email interactions on Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft Live and others. Parents can visit the secure, parents-only, password-protected McGruff SafeGuard website to see what their child has been doing and restrict what they can do, if they so desire.

Monitoring for behaviors such as cyberbullying, loneliness, violence, sexuality, alcohol/drug usage or references, dangerous acronyms or being befriended by unknown individuals, McGruff SafeGuard analyzes a teens online behavior and warns parents of suspect activity. It can even translate teen chat-speak lingo, such as acronyms like LMIRL (lets meet in real life).

Parents can also view the websites their teen has visited, and control the types of websites they can visit. Block or allow content by topic, age or by creating a customized list of sites to block. Over 100 topics can be blocked including pornography, dating, violence, sex education, alcohol, drugs, gambling and many others.

McGruff SafeGuard provides these parental control features:



McGruff Take A Bite Out of Crime SafeGuard Launches InternetSafetyTip.com Website for Parents

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 12, 2012

While there are dozens of websites offering Internet Safety Tips, nothing speaks better to a parent than advice from another parent who has previously dealt with a situation confronting them. InternetSafetyTip.com, from McGruff SafeGuard, lets parents learn from and help one another in a collective effort to keep their kids safe online.

InternetSafetyTip.com allows parents to contribute their stories and advice on Internet safety for other parents to read and ask questions. Those tips the McGruff SafeGuard staff deem are the most helpful are sent to all parents who participate and opt-in to receive them via email. They are also posted to the Internet Safety Tip Facebook page located at facebook.com/InternetSafetyTip

Parents send us tips, advice and stories on Internet Safety every day that could benefit other parents, said Marty Schultz, director of McGruff SafeGuard. We realized that the best way we can help parents is to share these stories with the parents of children and teens everywhere, so we launched InternetSafetyTips.com.

A recent McAfee study underscored that parents are losing the battle with their children for online control. It found that:

70% of teens hide their online behavior from their parents
43% of teens have accessed simulated violence online
36% have accessed sexual topics online
32% have accessed nude content or pornography online
21% use an internet-enabled mobile device to hide their surfing behavior
23% of parents surveyed dont monitor their children’s online behaviors because they are overwhelmed by technology

With smartphones, the situation is even more dire. A recent McGruff SafeGuard survey found that:

74% of kids spend at least one hour, and 48% spend over three hours, per day online on their smartphone
The top two fears parents expressed about this online activity is their child seeing something inappropriate for their age – with blocking porn the number one concern followed by chat, violent sites or connecting with a predator
While 93% of parents have discussed Internet safety with their kids, 75% still fret that friends or peers will convince their child to view content they have forbidden.

All parents want to keep their children safe. While there are many products that parents can use to ensure their childs well-being, weve found the biggest obstacle is awareness, continued Schultz. We believe that if parents can read stories from other parents they are more likely to apply those lessons to better protect their own children.

To post a story or provide Internet Safety advice to other parents, please visit http://www.InternetSafetyTip.com.

About McGruff SafeGuard

McGruff SafeGuard provides parental control software for Windows PC, and a Free Child Safe Browser for the iPhone, iPad and iPod/Touch. McGruff SafeGuard is a licensee of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). Our offices are located at 2941 West Cypress Creek Road, 2nd Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309. To reach us please call (954) 607-7559, send email to info(at)gomcgruff(dot)com or visit us online at http://gomcgruff.com.

About NCPC and McGruff the Crime Dog

McGruff Take a Bite Out of Crime SafeGuard Donates Child Safe Browser to K-12 Schools Nationwide

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 16, 2012

As more and more primary and secondary schools deploy iPads to their students, administrators are faced with a new problem how to prevent children from viewing inappropriate websites.

Most schools protect children at school with campus-wide network filtering tools for PCs and mobile devices. But when a student takes the iPad home the device, and the child, are vulnerable. Apples Safari browser on the iPad doesnt provide parental controls, so theres no filter for inappropriate porn, gambling or violent websites.

To help schools, McGruff SafeGuard announced today that it is donating the fully upgraded McGruff SafeGuard Browser for iPads to public school districts nationwide. The upgraded version provides extensive parental control features, such as letting parents see which websites their child visits, and what their child was searching for.

Parents are justifiably concerned that the iPads their children bring home from school are completely unprotected, said Marty Schultz, director of McGruff SafeGuard. Its our mission to keep children safe online. Our donation to public schools enables schools and parents work together to keep their children safe.

The McGruff SafeGuard Browser is a fully-featured, Safari-like browser app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that blocks inappropriate websites and content. Over 100 topics can be blocked including pornography, dating, violence, sex education, alcohol, drugs, gambling and many others. Parents receive a report summarizing their child or teens online browsing activity, and which device was used for access.

To participate in this program, all school administrators have to do is contact McGruff SafeGuard at k12 (at) gomcgruff (dot) com.

About McGruff SafeGuard

McGruff SafeGuard provides parental control software for Windows PC, and a Free Child Safe Browser for the iPhone, iPad and iPod/Touch.

The iphone browser app is a child safe browser that is used by parents to block porn on phones and iPads . Child safe browser McGruff SafeGuard is a licensee of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). Our offices are located at 2941 West Cypress Creek Road, 2nd Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309. To reach us please call (954) 607-7559, send email to info (at) gomcgruff (dot) com or visit us online at http://gomcgruff.com.

About NCPC and McGruff the Crime Dog

Builders Watch IMS, by HomeNet – is a New Crime Prevention Tool for New Home Builders and Construction Associations

(PRWEB) April 9, 2006

Now available, Builders Watch IMS, a joint initiative between Failsafe Canada and the Calgary City Police Service, has been launched to enhance and support innovative ways of combating vandalism, theft and damage to new home developments throughout the country. Builders are signing on!

The web based project provides an important new and powerful tool in the ongoing fight against crime in any city’s new home development areas. The system is designed to track, maintain and report on any damage, vandalism or theft at these sites.

GPS and RFID applications are also being integrated. Cst. Mark Dumont, the Calgary Police Service’s Builders Watch liaison officer says, “As new home sales and commercial developments boom in Calgary, theft and damage at these sites is increasing dramatically.” The Builders Watch Portal will make tracking and analysis measurably more effective by making it easier for builders to report crimes and criminal activities that may otherwise go unreported.

The Builders Watch Portal uses ‘drill-down’ Intelligence to deliver data on crime trends and patterns. It complements current CPS reporting requirements. The Builders Watch Portal is a free tool for New Home Builders and Construction Associations.

Brad Henderson, Failsafe’s V.P. Sales & Marketing and a Builders Watch Committee board member, says, “The Builders Watch application has allowed us to put into action a plan that will not only significantly increase damage and loss reporting, but dramatically increase information sharing and the capability for neighborhoods and builders to stay in touch.” The introduction of the Builders Watch Portal will lead to an increase in reporting of crime at building sites, leading to more information being gained, improved data collection and ultimately, more efficient crime trend reports. This leading-edge technology, developed by Failsafe Canada as part of the HomeNet Suite of services, is ‘a free service’ to home builders.

The Builders Watch Portal maintains important database information and allows builders to develop their own crime prevention programs. It aids in connecting new home builders with their Police Service and local communities by providing crime prevention information online and encouraging active participation. The software incorporates an easy registration form for new members, along with a customized data entry form that includes all the necessary information about the loss or damage that the new home builder is reporting.

Benefits of the Builders Watch Portal include:

Boosting crime prevention by connecting homebuilders, police and communities.

Providing secure online access to community crime statistics.

Encouraging community crime prevention participation.

Growing with local community crime prevention programs.

Association with the HomeNet Builders Community and Builder Services.

About Failsafe, Inc.

Failsafe, Canada Inc., a premier Business Solutions and management software developer, specializes in delivering business intelligence dash boards and software business applications and solutions for the mid-size business community and home building industry. Their goal is to achieve 100% customer satisfaction while providing the highest level of quality solution development for business systems. The Builders Watch Portal IMS, was specifically designed to assist with community crime prevention programs. Failsafe also supplies software to various provincial, national and international organizations. They are located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

About Builders Watch IMS

The Builders Watch IMS program, ( Incident Managemnt System ) is jointly sponsored by Failsafe Canada and the Calgary Police Service. It tracks and analyzes trends and patterns in new home property crime and reports back to the building community and to police resources so that crime prevention programs can be put into effect.

For more information about HomeNet by Failsafe, contact:

Brad Henderson – phone # 403.209.1325 –

or visit http://www.ehomenet.org/ – click Builders watch for a demo – or email for appointment.

For more information about Builders Watch, contact: Calgary City Police Constable Mark Dumont – #403 206-8144.

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