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Little Oddities Often Aggregate Into Larger Anomalies

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

Details continue to emerge from the October 1 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 greatest gains in response to the unthinkable come out of this kind scrutiny and “lessons learned” exercises. It’s a sad truth. …

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Termination Guidelines

Julius Stanley Carroll, CPP, CFE Security Program Development, Workplace Violence, WPV Support

Terminations are often a stressful situation, both for the terminated employee and for the individual responsible for conducting the termination. Listed below are some guidelines that could help diffuse volatile situations and make the process run more smoothly. Always plan the termination. Think it through. Always have two supervisors/managers present during the termination. The meeting should be cordial and professional …

WRAL: Security Measures Not Foolproof, Consultant Says

Protus3 Background Investigation, Crisis Management Planning, News, Security Program Development, Workplace Violence

 Plan. Protect. Prosper. Protus3 specializes in security system design, security consulting, corporate investigations and other investigative services. Partner with Protus3 and we will examine each situation to identify threats and develop solutions for your best outcome. 919-834-8584 or 800-775-8584

Lone Star College

Lessons from Lone Star College System

Tasha D. Dyson News, Security Program Development, Workplace Violence

On January 22, 2013, gunshots were heard on the North Harris campus of Lone Star College System. It was later learned that an altercation between two individuals (one of whom may have been a student) had escalated to gun violence. The shooters were injured along with an innocent bystander. Incidents such as this immediately bring to mind topics such as …

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 …

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Be Aware

Protus3 News, Workplace Violence

Without knowing the complete picture about the incident at Clackamas Shopping Center in Oregon, what can we learn? It’s a reminder of the importance of being aware of your surroundings. People shouldn’t live in fear but instead think in terms of being prepared. Two things we should all consider anywhere we visit are: “where can I take shelter?” and “how …

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 …

Jury Says Virginia Tech Negligent

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS News

Emergency plans are for doing – not just for having. This recent verdict underlines an important discrepancy between the letter and intent of both the Clery requirements for campus warnings and emergency warning best practices and the way these procedures are implemented in reality in some crisis situations. No matter how comprehensive and well founded an emergency plan is or …

Iran Reports Killing of Nuclear Scientist in ‘Terrorist’ Blast

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS News

Move over Bering Sea crab fishermen. There is a new “Most Dangerous Job in the World” – scientist in the Iranian nuclear weapons program. The assassination in January was the fourth in two years. This is another successful use of a motorcycle team to attach a small but effective explosive device to a car trapped in traffic with immediate initiation. …

FBI says hackers hit key services in three US cities

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHS News

Everybody is preoccupied with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear devices (CBRNE) and vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) while the hackers are practicing to really take us down hard. In our opinion, this is the new “front line” in security and counterterrorism. How do we get the great unwashed to understand that passwords are not just there as a nuisance? Gives …