Today we’d like to introduce you to Dean Astren.
Now, in as much detail as you’re willing to share, why don’t you tell us about what you do?
I created Astren Communications in partnership with www.decsecure.com to be the number 1 choice for those that want true cyber security. I believe in a connected world, where individuals, businesses and governments can exchange information freely, without concerns about cyber security or the inconvenience of onerous security requirements. What is one thing that just about every person you know has today? A cell phone. Every day more and more people rely on their hand-held device for just about everything. Its not just a phone, its your life in the palm of your hand. Everything about you from your selfies to messages to your friends to your banking information. And for some people their connection to the stock market and crypto currency wallets. Privacy and security are the cornerstone of all communications. Today all my effort is spent on providing a rock-solid service to protect the personal data that my customers entrust me with. Setting a new standard for mobile communication security to keep the world safely connected. I help our clients make their communications private with a top-level mobile device and network security solution. Seamlessly combining publicly available and encrypted platforms on a single device to make separation between personal and professional lives easy and secure. I work to negate the risk of leaked or stolen sensitive information, the consequences of which could cost a fortune to resolve by offering a complete peace of mind when it comes to the privacy and safety of your information, giving you more time
Looking back, what success advice would you give to your younger self?
Oh to look back, now that would have been nice. I would say stay focused and stick with what you are doing. In other word’s don’t jump around from job to job looking for the next best thing. The best piece of advice would be not to give up and don’t take advice from your poor family and friends. Most people don’t want you to succeed in fear of them looking bad that they did not do it. I remember hearing a saying about crabs in a bucket. When you put a bunch in a bucket one will try to get out but the others will pull them back in versus working together to get out. Your friends are typically those crabs holding you back. As for timing, there is never a perfect time other than now. You just need to do it knowing you will fail but understand that failing is just another way of learning what did not work. If you are waiting for the stars to align then you will never start.
Do you have any final thoughts you would like to share with our audience?
Your typical phone is not designed with privacy or security as a top priority. Private conversations aren’t private if a smartphone is present. Smartphones are packed with sensors that can be compromised to listen, watch, and track you and expose everything about your personal and professional life. Mobile phones and tablets today account for over 90% of all communications globally, as they are used to connect (text, voice or video), shop, work, bank, research, track our health and complete hundreds of other tasks at any time, from any location. Your decisions create vulnerabilities and do not protect you from unseen dangers. Ultimately these situations leave you highly vulnerable. Most networks can be compromised, which creates an even higher level of vulnerability for your mobile device and its data transmission. As you can see in the past few months that major companies are getting cyber hacked. This is a real threat and without boring you with statistic let me share one, there were 3932 publicly reported breach events in 2020, that’s just the ones they told us about with record-breaking 37 billion compromised records. Typically, my customers are executives, senior-level professionals, and celebrities looking for privacy but the general consumer market is starting to realize that everyone is at risk and need to do more to protect their digital footprint. I am here to help provide a service that meets your personal or corporate requirements providing my clients with efficient access to the best secure communications technology, infrastructure, and applications available.
Finally, how can people connect with you and learn more about what you do?
You can always connect with me through email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website www.decsecure.com You can also feel free to book a time to discuss how I can help you in more detail through the following link to my calendar. https://meetings.hubspot.com/dastren I look forward to helping you. https://www.linkedin.com/company/astren-communications Send me a message and mention that you saw this article and I will give you a discount code.