You must be prepared to take care of yourself. Whether that means defending yourself from intruders in your home, surviving under difficult conditions, or saving enough to live comfortably in retirement; the responsibility to take care of you is yours alone.
No one will ever put as high a value on you as you do. And sometimes, even people who would like to help you are blocked from doing so. You read here on Wednesday that a cyber attack in October paralyzed 911 centers around the country. The same night I posted that, AT&T suffered a service problem that shut down 911 service in communities across the U.S. once again. AT&T still doesn’t know the cause of the outage.
At The Wall Street Journal Ryan Knutson reports:
The outages struck communities across Tennessee Wednesday around 8 p.m. ET, hitting areas in west and middle Tennessee hardest, said Dean Flener, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
The outages weren’t caused by 911 system failures but by AT&T service problems, Mr. Flener said. “We don’t know the cause.”
In October, 911 centers across the country were overwhelmed by unintended calls in what officials believe was the largest cyber attack against the emergency-response system. Thousands of 911 calls piled up as the attack ricocheted across the U.S.
AT&T has more than 90 million consumer wireless subscribers. The outage didn’t appear to affect customers of Sprint Corp., T-Mobile US Inc. or Verizon Communications Inc., representatives for those companies said.
“We are working closely with government and industry partners to understand the scope and causes of this outage,” said the National Emergency Number Association, a 911 trade group, noting that not all callers were affected.
Read more here.
Of course anyone preparing to protect themselves, especially with firearms, should receive the proper training like I have at the fantastic Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, New Hampshire.