Remote Work Involves These 3 Cyber Security Risks

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE News

A recent online Forbes article written by Carrie Rubinstein pointed out 3 Cyber Security Risks created by employees working remotely. Prior to COVID-19, the Bureau of Labor Statistics identified that approximately 29 percent of Americans were able to work remotely. As a result of the implementation of safety measures related to COVID-19, employers are requiring more of their staff to …

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Remote Monitoring Software and COVID-19

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE News, Security Policy and Procedure Development

We find ourselves in very unique times. As of April 3, 2020, there are 311 million people in at least 41 states, three counties, eight cities, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico being urged to stay home. This rapid change has put many employers in a position to allow employees to work from home. Because of that, employers are …

Background investigations and COVID-19

Tasha D. Dyson Background Investigation, News

In a typical week, I spend a good part of my time conducting background investigations. So what’s different now that we’re all dealing with COVID-19? Honestly? Not much. Nearly every background investigation we conduct includes a criminal search. For locations where the process is automated (i.e. records are online), there is no change based on COVID-19. Records were readily available …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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