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Personal Safety: How Online Security Concerns Can Become Offline Safety Threats

Posted: September 8, 2018 at 1:14 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Personal safety expert Pete Canavan, that is familiar with online and offline threats that face us all due to his background joins Enterprise Radio to discuss personal safety and how online security concerns can become offline safety threats.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Pete Canavan discuss the following:

Online safety related:

  • What is the most serious threat to your online safety and security?
  • What is the biggest barrier to someone learning how to become safer online?
  • How can you protect yourself from online threats?

Offline safety related:

  • Why are our daily routines the most serious threat to our offline safety and security?
  • What is the biggest barrier to someone learning how to become safer online?
  • What is the easiest way to protect yourself from offline safety concerns?

TIP: Not all of us have the luxury of years of martial arts, military or self-defense training to protect ourselves and our families. However, even those with limited or zero self-defense knowledge can immediately improve their personal safety by using self-defense items for everyday carry. The simplest is a distress whistle – cheap, small and loud. A modern version is a personal safety alarm that emits an ear piercing alarm that can debilitate an attacker when activated. Having a personal safety app on your cell phone is another great tool to have available since it will transmit audio, video and location to a pre-programmed list of contacts in your phone when activated. Some also integrate with your social media accounts.

The best items are those that are distance weapons where you don’t actually have to get physical with an attacker. These items can include defensive flashlights (with a high lumen value and strobe function) and pepper spray, plus other improvised weapons like perfume or bug spray. They can be used to temporarily blind an attacker so that you can escape.

When things get physical, items that can help magnify your strikes include kubotans – small, hard bars that allow you to strike, poke or hit harder as well as leverage your strength on a wrist or finger joint. Some double as a pen, making them easily concealable, yet readily available. Pens can also work on their own, provided they are strong enough. Other items include stun guns or tasers (some also double as flashlights), expandable batons, canes and staffs, monkey fists (metal ball bearing wrapped in cordage), sap caps and gloves, pocket knives (some even look like keys and hair brushes), and of course, guns.

Author, former radio show host and personal safety expert Pete Canavan has made it his mission to improve personal safety. His extensive experience as an IT security consultant, martial arts & self-defense instructor, and public safety professional allow him to provide practical, actionable solutions to today’s threats.

He has been helping clients and students learn how to protect themselves for over 20 years from all types of online and offline threats to their personal safety and security. 

Pete has spoken on stage before large audiences, and has been on national media programs regarding his expertise on personal safety.  He has been quoted and written about in major publications including the NY Post, Washington Post, USA Today and others. 

Pete has been studying the martial arts for over 20 years and has trained thousands of men, women and children of all ages in physical and mental self-defense techniques. Pete’s IT consulting company, PJC Services, has been keeping his clients’ systems, networks and accounts safe since 1995.  He has worked as a university public safety professional keeping students safe from harm. Pete is an Act 235 Lethal Weapons Certified Agent in Pennsylvania, and is also certified in First Aid, CPR, AED and naloxone administration.

Pete Canavan can educate your school or organization on a wide variety of topics that will immediately enhance the safety and security of students, teachers, parents, visitors and administrators.

You can learn more and request a media interview, speaking engagement, workshop or consulting/training session at  

Visit his campus safety site at for free student safety information and check out for free online self-defense techniques.  

Pete has written five books on self-defense and college campus safety.  Pete’s latest and fifth book, “The Ultimate Guide to College Safety: How to Protect Yourself From Online and Offline Threats to Your Personal Safety at College & Around Campus” topped the Amazon Bestseller List at #2 on its first-day debut.  His books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, other bookstores and libraries.

Pete lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and their three teenage sons.

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