You’ve Conducted a Background Check… Now What?

Protus3Background 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 …

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Reflections on Virginia Beach

Protus3News, Security Assessment, Training, Workplace Violence

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? Finally, what could have been done to prevent this from happening? Hearts are broken and loved ones have …


Video Management Optimization with IP Cameras and Video Settings

Protus3Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning

The Problem Recently, one of our clients with a very large video management system (VMS) noticed they were not getting a full 30 days of online video storage from a particular security camera video server that they recently installed. This client has multiple servers spread throughout multiple facilities. The majority of the other servers were performing well and were obtaining …

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FBI Insider Threat for Small Business Program


On May 31, 2018, the FBI held an Insider Threat for Small Business program at their Charlotte, NC, office. Attendance was by invitation only. Christine Peterson attended on behalf of the partnerships that Protus3 builds with clients to protect their assets. As a big fan of the concept “Together is Better” Protus3 believes that it takes a community working together …

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Security Program Check-up Should Be Held Annually

Protus3Security Master Planning, Security Program Development

When was the last time that your security program had a check-up? We all know that we should visit our physician for an annual check-up or physical. This is the time to discuss with your doctor any issues or symptoms you may be having. Your doctor will examine you to make sure everything checks out ok. The same should hold …

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Keyboard App Leaks Mobile Data

Protus3Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics, News

Sometimes mobile apps do more than we think they do. Researchers at the Kromtech Security Center discovered personal data being collected by a smartphone virtual keyboard app on its 31 million users, as reported by The Hacker News. The leaked information included: Full name, phone number, and email address Device name, screen resolution, and model details Android version, IMSI number, …

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Little Oddities Often Aggregate Into Larger Anomalies

Protus3Crisis Management Planning, Security Master Planning, Security Program Development

Details continue to emerge from the October 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest County Music Festival in Las Vegas. There are ample opportunities for emergency responders and security and hospitality professionals to examine and redefine security protocols.  The greatest gains in response to the unthinkable come out of this kind scrutiny and “lessons learned” exercises. It’s a sad truth. …

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Department of Education Increases Clery Fines

Protus3Compliance, Security Program Development

The maximum fine for any violation of the Jeanne Clery Act has increased from $35,000 to $54,789. The new fines posted by the US Department of Education in the Federal Register are effective for civil penalties imposed on or after August 1, 2016, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. The costs for non-compliance just got higher. In recent …