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Campus Security: Parents So Concerned They Are Willing to Pay for It Themselves

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP News, Security Program Development, Workplace Violence

Campus security, sanctity and safety of students, faculty, staff and infrastructure should be a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, it is not. Campus Safety recently published an article entitled Parents So Concerned about School Safety They Are Willing to Pay for It Themselves. You can read the entire article here. Active Shooter Events Time and again we have been horrified by active shooter …

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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Travel Scams

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics, Electronic Data Recovery, Mobile Forensics, News, Security Program Development, Training

The FBI is tasked with investigating many categories of crimes including travel scams. As a result, they receive many tips that can be beneficial to the public when passed along. I can say with experience that the FBI has increased the process of alerting and educating the public about certain security and safety issues. This is most evident as it …

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Back-to-School Cyber Safety

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics, News, Security Program Development

It is that time of year again for many parents to think about cyber safety for their children. We are sending our children back to school. They have their phones, tablets and computers and are ready to start a new year. This is the perfect time to think about their cyber safety. One such safety category is keeping your children …

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PGA Hack

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Mobile Forensics, News, Security Program Development

It appears the PGA was hacked and fell victim to a ransomware attack. According to some reports, attackers used BitPaymer Ransomeware. This allows attackers to hack into remote desktop services connected to the internet. If I have said it once I have said it a hundred times: Do not allow Remote Desktop Services to connect into your network from the …

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Why Employees are Your Greatest Cyber Risk

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

A company will do everything it can to protect its network and data. They hire information security experts and purchase security software and hardware to protect from outside intrusions. They do a number of things to reduce their cyber risk. Most are missing the largest risk to their data, the employee. A recent study finds that nearly two in five …

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Kevin McQuade Attends ADI Raleigh Expo

Protus3 News, Security Product Evaluations

Kevin McQuade from Protus3 attended the annual ADI Raleigh Expo at the North Raleigh Hilton on July 26, 2018. This one-day event included seminars throughout the day that focused on the security industry and consisted of business techniques and practices, technical information for security and video components, how the internet is impacting security, network basics, wireless technology and others. This …

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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 …

Town of Morrisville Comprehensive Physical and Electronic Security Assessment Completed

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Survey

Protus3 has completed a Comprehensive Physical and Electronic Security Assessment for the Town of Morrisville. The objectives of this assessment were:  to provide an evaluation of the current physical security posture, to provide a review of the electronic security program, to evaluate the security threats found at nineteen locations identified by Town leadership, and to recommend measures that the Town …

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Security Clearance Checks for Federal Government to be handled by Federal Government

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

At the moment, this only applies to background investigations involving military and civilian employees and contractors for Defense Department. These security clearance checks 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 …

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 …