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Workplace Violence and Coronavirus Disease

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP News, Workplace Violence

We’re beginning to realize that coronavirus disease, COVID-19, will be an event burned into our minds and hearts for generations.  Employees are not receiving paychecks, and unemployment benefits are lagging behind the need. Families, companies, and governments are being pushed to historic limits. When reality finally sets in, there are going to be reactions, including an increase in workplace violence. …

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5 Ways COVID-19 Affects Workplace Security

Protus3 Crisis Management Planning, News

As we make adjustments to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19, we’re changing our behaviors in the workplace. We’re all washing our hands more frequently. We’re practicing social distancing. As much as we can, we’re working from home. Our responses to COVID-19 are important, but how do our changed behaviors affect security at work? What security issues …

Christine Peterson

Christine Peterson Named C-Suites Award Winner

Protus3 News

The Triangle Business Journal has named Christine Peterson, President at Protus3, a 2020 C-Suite Award winner. These awards honor outstanding C-level executives for their contributions to the Triangle community. The 2020 class of C-Suite Awards winners includes individuals from a variety of industries such as technology, life sciences, finance and commercial real estate. They also hold such titles as chief …

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Coronavirus Response

Protus3 Crisis Management Planning, News

Consistent with Protus3’s commitment to help our clients plan and protect in order to prosper, we are monitoring the situation caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) elevated the outbreak classification to an official pandemic. Protus3 continues to evaluate our operations and continuity plans in order to provide for the ongoing health …

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Effective Security Requires Thoughtful Decisions

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP News, Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Product Evaluations

In her Editor’s Note published in the January/February 2020 Campus Safety magazine, Robin Hattersley reminds us all of the power of seeking professional advice when lives are at stake. Would you go to a pharmaceutical company to advise you about health concerns that you have? Would you invest in health equipment based on a good sales pitch? Why should effective …

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Phishing Scams and SMShishing Scams

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics

In today’s technology-based world, phishing email scams have become commonplace. Whether simple or complex these scams are often effective. Both companies and individuals fall victim to phishing scams leading to the loss of billions of dollars annually. Phishing scams typically involves a cybercriminal impersonating a legitimate company or individual. They attempt to gain access to personal or private information such …

See Something, Say Something Really Works

Tasha D. Dyson Training

10 Times See Something, Say Something Saved Lives in 2019 Source: Campus Safety Magazine, www.campussafetymagazine.com We’ve all heard the recommendation: See Something, Say Something. Does it really work? Absolutely. Campus Safety Magazine reported the ten examples below. Each provides an example of how advanced reporting helped to avert a potential incident. So we’ll say it again: See Something, Say Something. …

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Technical Assessments – Standards

Dana M. Frentz, CHPA Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Survey, Security System Lifespan Management

Our first post reviewed enclosure conditions and installation practices found in technical assessments.  We then discussed the importance of the appropriate installation and conditions of field devices. In this third installment, we are going to discuss one of the best ways to avoid the conditions previously discussed. It’s also how to begin cleaning up the messes that you do find. …

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Workplace Violence – What You Permit, You Promote

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

Why are we so surprised by workplace violence when we are willing to accept these unacceptable behaviors from our leaders? Is it possible that the key underlying issue is much bigger than the sum of all of these things? Let’s consider the effects of the internet, social media, 24-hour news, and other factors. For instance, there are wide-spread examples of …