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Do Your Homework before Moving to Smart Cards

Protus3Security System Design Development

First, let’s talk about the cards. There are a number of different types and uses for smart card technology. One of the most common is that of a banking-type card where the actual chip is visible. Think about your new debit card. When used, the chip makes contact within the device reading the information. This is a contact type card. …

suspicious bag

See Something. Say Something. Then What?


We all have heard at one time or another “If you see something say something.” It’s a way for the public to observe and report suspicious activity that may be an indicator of recent crimes or future crimes. The opportunity came for me to say something at a fast food restaurant in a busy section of town. While pulling into …

Baylor University headline

What Can We Learn From Baylor University?

Protus3Compliance, Security Program Development, Training

The Dallas Morning News recently published an article entitled “Sex assault reports at Baylor nearly quadrupled in 2015, report says”. Read the full article here. What can we learn from Baylor University? If campus leaders do not set the example and provide the necessary resources, it is nearly impossible to engage the population in a comprehensive and effective manner. A …

Stop. Think. Connect.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – Week 4

Protus3Intellectual Property, News, Training

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

Protus3Intellectual Property, News, Training

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

Protus3Intellectual Property, News, Training

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. …

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Is Your Customer Data Your Greatest Asset or Your Greatest Liability (or Both)?

Protus3Compliance, Computer Forensics, Electronic Data Recovery, Intellectual Property

This article about customer data was originally published by Matthew A. Cordell at Ward and Smith, P.A. Customer data can be a treasure trove for an organization. Many businesses believe customer and prospect data to be their most valuable asset. Unfortunately, some have discovered that, unless handled with care, it can also be their greatest liability. Organizations of all kinds …

Higher Education and National Security

Higher Education and National Security

Protus3Intellectual Property, News

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

Protus3News, Training

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. 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 congressional district, and Frank W. Abagnale, …