Prevention or Mitigation: Which you prefer?

The first role of any organization’s leadership is the protection of the organization. How leaders accomplish this and the traits that make great leaders successful is better left to industry experts and leadership coaches. In higher education, reputation is an institution’s greatest asset. Reputation attracts the talent (students, faculty/staff, business collaboration, and academic and non-academic recruitment) and resources (research, innovation, …

Campus Safety article about Penn State fine

Dept. of Ed Levies $2.4M Fine Against Penn State Over Sandusky Case

It appears that the Department of Education (ED) is prepared to assess Penn State the largest penalty under the Clery Act to date. Read the entire article here. Not only is the fine larger than other fines we have seen assessed, it is exponentially larger. What does this mean for the many other institutions that are currently under investigation or …

Stop. Think. Connect.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – Week 4

NCSAM Week 4 – Resources The National Cyber Security Alliance, the other STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ founding organizations and many of our partners have created resources, ranging from tip sheets to posters to videos and more, to help you stay safer and more secure online and better protect your personal information. All of these resources are free to use, download …

Stop. Think. Connect.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – Week 3

Keep a Clean Machine A STOP.THINK.CONNECT. sub-campaign designed to help everyone understand the importance of protecting Internet-connected devices from malware and infections – especially malware that connects your devices with botnets. Keeping your Internet-connected devices free from malware and infections makes the Internet safer for you and more secure for everyone. The Keep a Clean Machine campaign is an ongoing …

Stop. Think. Connect.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – Week 2

Own Your Online Presence A STOP.THINK.CONNECT. sub-campaign that inspires individuals to consider the privacy implications of their online actions, helping them to make informed decisions and better understand the choices and tools available to manage their privacy online. As our digital lives become more connected, it is increasingly important that we all protect our personal information and manage our privacy. …

Ransomware – All Hope is Not Lost

Recently Protus3 was asked to assist someone who had fallen prey to ransomware. The person had clicked on an attachment in an email, and it wasn’t too long before the message, shown here, popped up on their screen that all of the files in their My Documents folder had been encrypted. Remembering a recent news article about some ransomware encryption …

Community Health Needs Assessment

Protus3 Participates in Community Health Needs Assessment

On September 27, 2016, Christine Peterson, President of Protus3, participated in the process as a member of the Steering Committee of Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA is a collaborative effort among Wake County social services, health services, local government, schools, faith-based organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders to help in the advancement of our community. Protus3 continues to …

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Protus3 Completes Assessment for BIDMC

Protus3 completed an assessment of security practices, policies and procedures, and facilities standards at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A Task Force within BIDMC was charged with providing recommendations to Senior Management and the BIDMC Board of Directors concerning changes to BIDMC’s security practices. The purpose of this study was to provide to the Task Force a thorough assessment of …

Higher Education and National Security

Higher Education and National Security

The United States is a society of openness and freedom, values especially central to campuses of higher education. Foreign adversaries and competitors take advantage of that openness and have been doing so for many years. This white paper was prepared by the FBI’s Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership Unit to provide awareness to administrators, senior researchers, export control offices, and technology transfer …

Red Dart 2016

RED DART Exposes Grim Facts

On September 21, 2016, Russell Gilmore and Christine Peterson attended the third annual Security Summit put on by the NCMS Carolina Chapter and RED DART in Raleigh on September 21, 2016. Keynote speakers at this event included Secretary Frank Perry, NC Department of Public Safety, Michael J. “Mike” Rogers, CNN National Security Commentator and former U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 8th …