Department of Education

Department of Education Increases Clery Fines

Protus3 Clery Act, Compliance, SaVE Act, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, VAWA

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 U.S. 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 …

campus safety article

The Security Strategy That Works for 2 College Campuses

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Security Master Planning, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Security Schematic Design

As always, it’s about integrating people, processes, and technology. Although there are some significant differences, these strategies apply to any other campus as well, not just colleges and universities. From the original article: Colleges and universities must develop a security strategy that protects the heart of their campus: students. Digital tools can help schools improve their physical security posture, but …

Protus3 Awards Free ASR Review

Protus3 News, Security Program Development

At the NCACLEA 2017 Winter Conference Protus3 raffled off a free Annual Security Report Review, a $3000 value. Protus3 will review the institution’s current ASR and compare it to statute requirements and best practices provided by the Department of Education (ED) for compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act and its VAWA amendments and provide a detailed report of findings and …

Baylor University headline

What can we learn from Baylor University?

Protus3 Civil Rights, Clery Act, Compliance, SaVE Act, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Title IX, Training, VAWA

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 …

WRAL story August 2016

Security expert: Police did a ‘good job’ clearing Crabtree following weekend panic

Protus3 Crisis Management Planning, News, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Training, Workplace Violence

This story originally appeared on WRAL. Read the original story here. Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police are combing through evidence, including 911 calls and security tapes, from Crabtree Valley Mall in an effort to determine what happened Saturday afternoon in the food court. The sound of gunfire inside sparked panic and sent everyone running out of the mall with their …

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Protus3 Awarded Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Project

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Security Survey, Security Threat Assessment

Protus3 will perform an assessment of security practices, policies and procedures, and facilities standards at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A Task Force within BIDMC has been charged with providing recommendations to Senior Management and the BIDMC Board of Directors concerning changes to BIDMC’s security practices. The purpose of this study is to provide to the Task Force a thorough …

Ribbon for Orlando

After Orlando

Protus3 News, Security Planning, Workplace Violence

It will be days, weeks, and years before we know all the details that lead up to and enabled a young man in Florida to commit the deadliest US mass shooting to date at Pulse nightclub. As a security consulting, design, and investigative company, we will let the media, government, and activists do what they do best and we will …

How to Build a Culture of Security article

How to Build a Culture of Security

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

We say it all the time, but it’s nice to hear it from a colleague for a change. “Security is everyone’s business” may be a popular truism in the industry, but how many security managers can honestly say this philosophy is practiced by their companies? Read more in How to Build a Culture of Security originally published in Security Management.

High Stakes Cyber article

Private Companies Can be Liable for Failing to Maintain Adequate Cyber Security

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Compliance, Corporate Compliance, Intellectual Property, News, Security Policy and Procedure Development

How much customer data do you have? Is it secure? You should read High Stakes Cyber as published in Security Management. In brief, the FTC can hold companies liable for failing to maintain adequate cybersecurity, even though the commission has not defined minimum cybersecurity standards through rules or regulations. Even in this case, the court did not articulate a minimum …