Integrated Security Program at Institute of Management Accountants

Protus3 News, Security Planning, Security Program Development

Chris Peterson presented “What is Integrated Security and Why Does it Matter to You?” at the Institute of Management Accountants. An integrated security program operates best when the business and security processes work together in harmony. Starting from the ground up, this presentation addresses creating a solid foundation that facilitates your company’s mission, while integrating and operating a security program …

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Benefits and Disadvantages of BYOD

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

What is BYOD? BYOD is an acronym for “Bring Your Own Device.” It refers to the practice of employees using a personal device for work. With BYOD, a single individual has the capacity to affect himself, those close to him, the company, and potentially millions of other people. One unsecured device can harm millions of individuals and organizations who may …

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UNC System Safety and Security Conference

Protus3 Clery Act, Crisis Management Planning, News, SaVE Act, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Security Threat Assessment, Title IX, VAWA

Protus3 supported and sponsored the University of North Carolina System at the inaugural UNC System Safety and Security Conference at UNC Asheville. Chris Peterson represented Protus3. The plan for the program is to connect over 200 safety and security professionals throughout the system on an annual basis. The program included tracks for Clery, Student Affairs, Law Enforcement, Legal, Title IX …

Protus3 Awarded Project for Founders Federal Credit Union

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Planning

Protus3 was awarded a contract to provide a Physical Security and Security Systems Policies and Procedures Assessment and Audit for Founders Federal Credit Union. The focus of this project includes two distinct components. One is the review of the existing security related policies and procedures for Founders Federal Credit Union (FFCU). The second is evaluating how those policies and procedures …

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Little Oddities Often Aggregate Into Larger Anomalies

Protus3 Crisis Management Planning, Security Master Planning, Security Planning, Security Threat Assessment, Uncategorized

As the details continue to emerge from the October 1st mass 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 sad truth is that the greatest gains in response to the unthinkable come out of this kind of review …

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More Than Half of Ex-Employees Still Have Access to Corporate Networks

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

In today’s security programs, we often lose sight of the forest for the trees and forget the basics. Removing an employee’s ability to access company property – whether physical access or network access – is so basic that it too often gets overlooked. This article from InfoSecurity is a painful reminder of how lax many security programs are. Is this …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …