Christine Peterson

Chris Peterson Presents at NCAIS Security Summit

Protus3 News, Training

Christine Peterson attended the Security Summit of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS). As one of the school security experts, Chris helped lead crisis planning workshops in affinity groups as well as answered questions in a closing panel discussion. The NCAIS Security Summit is a conference for Heads, Trustees, Plant and Facilities Directors, Communications Directors and all members …

snow in Raleigh

Weather-Related emergencies

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS News, Security Program Development

Weather-related emergencies create an operational environment in which the security department may have to stand alone for minutes, hours, or days without significant assistance from outside agencies. Although relatively localized on a broad geographic scale, a weather emergency may affect everyone and everything in a specific area. The scope of such disasters often overwhelms public safety response for hours or …

RMA Announces Promotions

Protus3 News

Risk Management Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the election of Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPP as Chief Executive Officer; Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP as President; and Michael R. Epperly, Esq. as Vice President & General Counsel effective November 1, 2012. RMA has the pleasure to announce that Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr. has been named Chief Executive Officer. Jerry previously …

new model of leakage

Employment Law: Can You Police Social Media?

Protus3 Compliance

Guest blogger Mimi Soule specializes in employment law at the Soule Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. This article was originally published on the website of Forrest Firm. Lately, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is taking a particularly active interest in employer polices regarding social media. For those of us living and working in a Right-to-Work state like North …

Rusty Gilmore

RMA Attends InfoSeCon

Protus3 Computer Forensics, News

Rusty Gilmore attended the eighth annual Triangle InfoSeCon held at the McKimmon Center. Keynote speakers were Chris Nickerson, Lead Security Consultant at Lares, Stan Waddell, Executive Director and Information Security Officer at UNC Information Technology Services (ITS), and Lance Spitzner, Certified SANS Instructor and Founder of the Honeynet Project. The Raleigh ISSA Chapter fall conference is a great opportunity to …

Security Design

The Death of Picture Perfect™

Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPP Security Program Development

Picture Perfect™, one of the most powerful, proven and widely deployed security management systems in the world is being absorbed by the competition. We all saw it coming, with the acquisition of GE Security by United Technologies Corporation (UTC), and now the “end of support” looming toward the end of 2015. It sounds like a long time, but to transition …

Security Design

The Death of Picture Perfect™

Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPP Security Program Development

Picture Perfect™, one of the most powerful, proven and widely deployed security management systems in the world is being absorbed by the competition. We all saw it coming, with the acquisition of GE Security by United Technologies Corporation (UTC), and now the “end of support” looming toward the end of 2015. It sounds like a long time, but to transition …

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ASIS – Chapter 119 Holds First Annual Training Conference

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ASIS International – Chapter 119 held its first annual training conference on August 1, 2012, at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. Kevin McQuade from RMA assisted Ken Kendra, Chapter Chairman, with acquiring guest speakers and coordinating their speaking times and topics. Mike Epperly from RMA presented Analysis of Social Media Monitoring Software and Apps for Investigative and Security Purposes. …

Security Consulting

RMA Begins Security Assessment of Hartford Hospital

Protus3 News, Security Program Development, Workplace Violence

Risk Management Associates, Inc. was awarded the contract to perform a Security Assessment of Hartford Hospital. The purpose of the analysis is to evaluate the security threats at each of the campuses, identify gaps in the current security program, and recommend measures that Hartford Hospital should consider going forward to mitigate risk levels and the severity of risks. Included in this …

people texting

Legal Requirements as Mobile Devices Inundate Offices

Protus3 Business Continuity Planning, Compliance, Computer Forensics, Corporate Compliance, Crisis Management Planning, Electronic Data Recovery, Intellectual Property, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

By Elizabeth Johnson Originally published in Business North Carolina’s Law Journal, May 2012 issue With 87% of employees confirming they use personal electronic devices for work, designing a workable “bring-your-own-device” program is probably overdue. BYOD is a tricky issue; 48% of companies claim they would never authorize employees to use personal devices for work, but 57% acknowledge that employees do …