You’ve Conducted a Background Check… Now What?

Wendy Background Investigation

Hiring new employees is a vital component of any successful business. Every company collects some type of background information. From the initial application to the final interview, employers seek to obtain information in order to assess several qualities about a potential hire. Are they competent? Do they have the right skills? Who is the best person for the position? Running …

What is Your Security Culture?

Tasha D. Dyson Security Program Development

These two signs provide the same basic security advice. What makes them different? The culture of the organization. The sign on the left appears in parking decks owned by the City of Raleigh. Similar signs are found in other municipal, government, and public parking lots and decks. “Lock-Take-Hide” is a good, quick reminder to protect vehicles and property in parking …

SSI access control article

Addressing Access Control

Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPP News, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Every event like the shooting in Virginia Beach provides us with the ability to reflect on security. How can we better protect personnel? And how do we address access control? The article “Electronic Doors Obstructed Pursuit of Virginia Shooter, Police Say” appeared in both Campus Safety magazine as well as Security Sales & Integration magazine. You can read the original …

Training to Respond to Workplace Violence

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Training, Workplace Violence, WPV Training

Last month I wrote about the importance of training as a security tool to support best outcomes in a security event. That post specifically addressed workplace violence and active shooters. Today I want to discuss two things: Our bodies are created for preservation and survival – knowing how it might affect us is important for our wellbeing and best outcomes. …

Reflections on Virginia Beach

Tim Bullock News, Security Assessment, Security Survey, Security Threat Assessment, Training, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Friday was a very sad day for the city of Virginia Beach as well as our country. Yet another senseless and tragic mass shooting has taken place and has left us with many questions. Why did this happen? How did this happen? What could have been done to prevent this from happening? Hearts are broken and loved ones have been …

Workplace Violence Gets Personal

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Training, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Last night I had the opportunity to address the Raleigh Financial Executive Networking Group (FENG) and lead a presentation on Managing Aggressive Behavior & Workplace Violence (workplace violence). This particular opportunity to train industry leaders was especially meaningful to me as I was giving thanks for the safety of one of my nieces. She attends STEM School Highlands Ranch where …

BID-P Project Completed

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Survey

Protus3 has completed a Limited Scope Security Assessment of the Public Safety Department for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth (BID-P). The project was awarded to Protus3 in November 2018. This security assessment examined various aspects of the existing security program. In conjunction with the requirements set forth by the Joint Commission, Protus3 reviewed the Security Management Plan to determine …

BCBS Corporate Security Leadership Conference

Protus3 News, Training

Chris Peterson and Tasha Dyson presented training at the 18th Annual BCBS Corporate Security Leadership Conference in Durham, NC. Tasha presented “Background and Social Media Investigations.” This program covered basic concepts and processes for conducting background investigations, including data sources and identifying information. The program covered address searches, criminal/civil record searches, credit reports, driving histories, and other searches common to …

X-ray Screening Training at Goddard Space Flight Center

Protus3 News, Training

Billy Green of Protus3 provided X-ray Screening Training at Goddard Space Flight Center. In this project, Protus3 developed, updated, and delivered screening training programs to security and receiving personnel in order to develop and refine perception, understanding, and skills in: The basic technology of explosives and the nomenclature and fusing of IED devices relevant to the threat The physical characteristics …