Chris Peterson Presents “Integrated Security” 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. A integrated security program best operates when the business and security processes are working 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …