TBJ article

Millions evaporate as trade secrets lawsuits fly across NC, US

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Diversion, Fraud, Mobile Forensics, News, Theft

The July 6, 2018, issue of the Triangle Business Journal included an article entitled “Millions evaporate as trade secrets lawsuits fly across NC, US”. This article provided good information about the increase in the theft of company-owned data. You can access the full article here. We have also seen an increase of data theft investigations at Protus3 and work side-by-side …

PBS News Hour Article

Pentagon to take over security clearance checks for federal government

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Background Investigation, News

At the moment, this only applies to background investigations involving military and civilian employees and contractors for Defense Department. These investigations represent the largest portion of OPM’s current workload and backlog. As a security company that provides background screening services, we are watching this in the hopes that it will support better automation, accuracy, and resources for all background and …

technology gold rush

The Wild West of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Tasha D. Dyson Compliance, Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics

The Wild West When you think about the Wild West, what do you see? Do you picture unspoiled scenery, picturesque cattle drives, spacious farms, gold miners, unfettered individual freedom, rugged individualism, and no federal income taxes? This is definitely a “romantic” picture. Remember the darker side. Don’t forget about the lawless gangs of robbers, disputes settled by gunfights, and clashes …

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Benefits and Disadvantages of BYOD

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Compliance, Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics, Security Policy and Procedure Development

With BYOD, a single individual has the capacity to affect himself, those close to him, the company, and potentially millions of other people. One unsecured device can harm millions of individuals and organizations who may become unsuspecting and unwilling participants. These “collateral damage” participants often have no say in how these risks are managed. Read more about the BYOD Wild …

Chris Peterson Presents at Tammy Lynn Center

Protus3 News, Training

On June 29, 2018, Christine Peterson, CPP, ISP, President of Protus3 presented “Security: It’s Everybody’s Job” to the entire Tammy Lynn Center employee team. Founded in 1969, Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities empowers families and enriches the lives of children and adults through education, community and support services. They provide hope and opportunities for individuals to learn, live and …

ASIS International

ASIS Chapter 119 Annual Training Day

Protus3 News, Security Product Evaluations, Training

ASIS International Chapter 119 held its 7th annual training conference on June 18, 2018. The conference was held at the PNC Arena where there were four guest speakers that spoke on several key topics related to the security industry. The topics included “Civil Unrest and Security” presented by Special Agent Mike Harper and Analyst Loren Martin of the NCSBI “The …

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NCACLEA Summer Conference

Protus3 Clery Act, News, SaVE Act, Title IX, VAWA

Protus3 would like to thank John Reaves, Executive Director of NCACLEA, and John Dailey, President of NCACLEA and Chief of Police, Duke University and Duke University Hospital, for including Protus3 in the 2018 NCACLEA Summer Conference Held June 12-14, 2018, in Greensboro, NC. The conference was attended by campus law enforcement professionals from across North Carolina and several other states. …

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UNC System Safety and Security Conference

Protus3 Clery Act, News, SaVE Act, Title IX, VAWA

Protus3 was honored to be a supporter and sponsor of the University of North Carolina System at the inaugural UNC System Safety and Security Conference at UNC Asheville. The plan for the program is to connect over 200 safety and security professionals throughout the system on an annual basis. The program included tracks for Clery, Student Affairs, Law Enforcement, Legal, …

GDPR and EU Flag

What is GDPR and does it affect me?

Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPP Compliance, News, Security System Lifespan Management

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2016 that just become enforceable as of May 2018. Does it affect me? The short answer is “Yes”. This law may affect you if you have an enterprise class system that collects and shares data around the world. In a nutshell, GDPR is the European Union …

Amanda Strickland

Protus3 Welcomes Amanda Strickland

Protus3 News

Protus3 recently hired Amanda Strickland as a Security Analyst. Amanda is a recent graduate of Meredith College and majored in Computer Science, Sociology, and Criminology with a minor in Accounting. Amanda previously interned at Protus3 in digital forensics. Her specialties will include digital forensics, background investigations, and investigative support. Please join Protus3 as we welcome Amanda to our team.