We want more! The Future of Streaming.

We want more! The Future of Streaming.

It’s not just about what we watch and where we watch, but how we watch has radically changed through the years and will keep changing as technology becomes more accessible. Streaming is big, with more than 78 percent of American households having at least one subscription video-on-demand service (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon). Traditionally, most of us will kick back, grab some popcorn, and settle on the couch for a movie. However, as entertainment moves from linear TV to on-demand streaming services, we now have more options on where and when to watch our shows, news, and entertainment. More and more of us are now watching our shows on tablets, phones and laptops.

Consumers are taking charge and setting the stage for the future of digital entertainment. PC shipments grew by almost 10% in 2021 and according to a survey of users in the United States, in December 2021, 72 percent of respondents aged 18- 34 years used their smartphones to watch online video content weekly.

The good news is that today’s technologies are providing more and better digital entertainment experiences and competition for market share is getting fierce. It will be some time before we know which providers maintain or build a dominant position. And as new players make their way into the market, consumers are letting them know what they like, don’t like, and want to see changed in the future. Consumers that were polled stated the following factors most important in making their streaming choices.

  • a greater desire for newer releases, better quality movies, and a broader selection of streaming services
  • preference for lower prices and more free services
  • reducing the number of ads
  • better search options, more intuitive user interface
  • consolidated streaming environment accessible through a single app or entry point
  • greater ability to download and view content offline
We want more! The Future of Streaming.

Is Your Personal Information Safe Outside of The Office Walls?

Executives may be well-protected when working inside the four walls of a corporate office, but what about security at home? Many of us now work from home or on occasion, may take work home to complete. Attackers are well aware of this and personal devices, as well as home networks, are a huge target for hackers looking to attack CEO’s and other executives.

Hackers can find information outside of the office through various means: 
1. Home Networks: Out of date firewalls and routers are a huge target for hackers but so are Internet of Things (IoT), such as home security cameras, printers, gaming consoles and more!
2. Personal Accounts: There are many ways hackers can break into an executive’s personal accounts. In criminal dark webs, someone can simply purchase the password or session cookie for a personal account. Attackers will also try to trick executives into signing in on a fake login page through spearphishing emails.
3. Family Members: The path of least resistance is the first path attackers will choose and children’s devices are often less protected making it easier for an attacker to make their way to other personal devices.
4. Brokers: Nope, not the ones on Wall Street.  The brokers you want to be aware of sell data that a company collects on their employees: Data Brokers.  All someone needs to do is buy the data these brokers collect.

Good News! You can protect yourself and your family from all of these attacks by setting up a protected guest network for all your IoT-at-home devices and installing a business-grade router with a company that provides yearly firmware upgrades and child protection settings.

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