Monthly Archives: June 2015

Internet safety tips from local experts

Sgt. Dan Ritchie of the Bend Police Department, left, and Chris Akenson of Redhawk Security Solutions, two of the panelists at City Club of Central Oregon's recent forum on Internet security.
Sgt. Dan Ritchie of the Bend Police Department, left, and Chris Akenson of Redhawk Security Solutions, two of the panelists at City Club of Central Oregon’s recent forum on Internet security. Photo courtesy Cort Vaughan.

Sometimes it seems like every new day brings a new frontier in the murky world of online crime.

Your morning newspaper details the newest email scam going around town. The nightly newscast reports on the latest corporate data breach. Hackers and phishing over here. Identity theft over there.

It’s enough to make your head swim. Unfortunately, you can’t just ignore it and hope it goes away.

No, protecting your privacy and personal information on the Internet is a daily battle, which is why City Club of Central Oregon titled its June forum “You’ve Been Hacked! Privacy and Security, Obsolescent Values in the Digital Age.”

The event happened last week at St. Charles hospital in Bend and featured a panel discussion and lively Q&A session. The panelists were Sgt. Dan Ritchie, Administrative Patrol Sergeant with the Bend Police Department, Chris Akenson, Senior Security Analyst at Redhawk Security Solutions of Bend, and BendBroadband’s Director of Business to Business Marketing Stephanie Senner, who moderated the forum.

Early on, Senner offered a colorful way to think about the Internet: It’s both a “transcendent idea” and “something a squirrel could chew on,” she said.

“Everything about (the Internet) was built to share,” she added.

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Meet the Mariners Moose!

We here at BendBroadband are super-stoked to have the Seattle Mariners back on local TVs thanks to the return of ROOT SPORTS. So stoked that we might just give the Seattle Mariners Moose a big ol’ moose hug on Friday, July 3 when he makes an appearance at that night’s Bend Elks game against the… Continue Reading

Introducing CO4

We all know about the bounty of recreational and cultural opportunities in Central Oregon. But that doesn’t stop us from asking our local support system for suggestions of things to do when friends and family come to visit from outside the area. It’s funny, when you live here, all that stuff just becomes part of… Continue Reading

Introducing: Escape With TV

Introducing: Escape With TV

Today, BendBroadband is launching Escape With TV, a multi-faceted and months-long promotional campaign that revolves around the impact television has on our lives and the emotional connection many people feel with the medium. The centerpiece of the campaign is a series of new commercials that bring to life the immersive experience of getting caught up in a… Continue Reading

The FIFA Women’s World Cup starts Saturday

The sports calendar is busy, busy, busy right now, with the NBA and NHL playoffs down to their final two teams each, the UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday, the French Open drawing to a close and Major League Baseball settling into a groove. And this year, the Belmont Stakes horse race gets a little extra shine, as Kentucky… Continue Reading