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Possible Clery Act Compliance “Game Changer”

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Clery Act, Compliance, News, SaVE Act, VAWA

Clery Act Compliance “Game Changer”– What Is It? Why Does It Matter? Security professionals inherently know the steps to make a case – one thing leads to another and then connect the dots. At colleges and universities, security leadership is acutely aware that they play a large role in Clery Act compliance. They also understand that an investigation by ED …

Higher Education Clery Act

Clery Act Changes: Challenges Facing Higher Education

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Clery Act, Compliance, News, SaVE Act, VAWA

The primary role of an institution of higher learning is to educate, and their greatest asset is their reputation. Government entities and donors generate a significant portion of an institution’s revenue. Non-compliance jeopardizes this revenue. How can it be reasonable that Clery Act and Title IX compliance is so lacking in resources and emphasis? Some of the answers, if not …

campus safety article

3 Traits of a Successful Clery Compliance Coordinator

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Clery Act, Compliance

Campus Safety Magazine published “3 Traits of a Successful Clery Compliance Coordinator”, an article that highlights some of the challenges and nuances facing institutions and Clery Coordinators trying to comply with its requirements. It also drives home that elevating compliance from a departmental/individual response to a coordinated institutional response will drive success. In the business world, this seems like such …

plan, protect, prosper

Prevention or Mitigation: Which Do You prefer?

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Clery Act, Compliance, Corporate Compliance, News, SaVE Act, VAWA

How important is a security program? The first role of any organization’s leadership is the protection of the organization. In higher education, reputation is an institution’s greatest asset. Reputation attracts the talent – students, faculty/staff, business collaboration, and academic and non-academic recruitment. Reputation also attracts the resources – research, innovation, donors/investors, and funding. As security consultants, we have seen organizations …

Campus Safety article about Penn State fine

Dept. of Ed Levies $2.4M Clery Act Fine Against Penn State Over Sandusky Case

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Clery Act, Compliance, News, SaVE Act, Title IX, VAWA

It appears that the Department of Education (ED) is prepared to assess Penn State the largest Clery Act fine to date. Read the entire article here. Not only is the fine larger than other fines we have seen assessed, it is exponentially larger. What does this mean for the many other institutions that are currently under investigation or will be …

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 …

High Stakes Cyber article

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? If so, 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 …