Why does Sentinel IPS sponsor the CINS Army Initiative?
We are joined together in our mutual belief that Internet security should be honored as a fundamental human right. We believe in your right to be connected, to be secure, and to use the Internet free from malicious threats. No one should be allowed to take that away from you.
The CINS Army is a way for our company to give back to the InfoSec community through sharing free of charge intelligence harvested from our intrusion prevention systems. While this data alone does not approach the high level of security demanded by Sentinel IPS customers, it is a valuable security tool for anyone passionate about protecting their networks.
All work done through CINS Army is either free or cost-recovery only.
How Can I Contribute to the CINS Army?
By subscribing to the CINS Army Brief, you’ve already shown you support collaborative network security. But, there’s more you can do. Contact us at [email protected] to learn how we can build-in your intelligence data to make the CINS Army List even stronger and more comprehensive. Help us raise awareness for CINS Army. Share the CINS Army message with your customers, industry partners and trade associations to help us spread the word. Better yet, introduce us to other security evangelists, who are just as passionate about network security as you are, so we can share our concept with them. This will ensure we are all marching in lock-step to support collaborative network security.
CINS Army, the Internet and Social Connections
If you think about it, CINS Army, the Internet and social connections are all interrelated. The CINS Army protects its volunteers’ IT network by gathering and sharing intelligence data. The Internet and the function it provides in our daily lives is central to our humanity and our well-being. Its amazing resources help us expand our minds, our society and our businesses. This is an incredible time in history and we need to explore what it means for ourselves, our society and our social connections.
Fundamentally, the Internet is a new reality based upon a larger human truth. According to David Lissberger, Founder of CINS Army, “We are all connected to one another at a very deep level. As individuals, our personalities and behaviors may not always reflect this connection, but at the fundamental level, we all need one another. Being connected is not only a requirement for our well-being, but for our very survival.”
Here are Some Real-life Examples of Social Connections
When a genetic disorder shut down John Burge’s kidney last year shortly before Christmas, the 50-year-old Cedar Rapids, Iowa, man found himself on the donor list for polycystic kidney disease with time running out. No one in his immediate circle of family, friends or work colleagues was O Positive and willing to donate a kidney. So his son Matthew, 22, turned to Facebook, the popular social networking site. His college friend Nick Etten stepped up to the plate. On Dec. 17, surgeons put the 24-year-old’s right kidney into Matt’s dad, giving the elder Burge a new lease on life.
Looking to photograph a sunset, in January a 40-year-old German tourist walked onto a shelf of packed ice off a St. Peter Ording beach on the North Sea coast of Germany. After the light failed, the man couldn’t find his way back to the beach and feared he would freeze to death. He began flashing an SOS signal using his camera’s flash. The SOS was spotted by a woman watching a webcam of the beach that had been set up by a local tourism association. She phoned police, who drove to the beach and flashed their headlights to guide the man to safety. The man, who declined to give his name, and his webcam watcher were never identified.
A depressed 16-year-old British teenager told a Maryland girl on Facebook last April that he was about to kill himself. “I’m going away to do something I’ve been thinking about for a while, then everyone will find out,” he wrote. The girl, also 16, told her mom. She didn’t know where he lived, but did know that he attended school in Oxfordshire. Her mother called local police, who alerted British authorities. Using Google and the electoral roll, British police narrowed the search to eight homes. Three hours after the boy sent out his message, police found him unconscious from a prescription drug overdose. The teenager was taken to the hospital and made a full recovery.