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5 Ways COVID-19 Affects Workplace Security

Protus3Crisis Management Planning, News

As we make adjustments to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19, we’re changing our behaviors in the workplace. We’re all washing our hands more frequently. We’re practicing social distancing. As much as we can, we’re working from home. Our responses to COVID-19 are important, but how do our changed behaviors affect security at work? What security issues …

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Coronavirus Response

Protus3Crisis Management Planning, News

Consistent with Protus3’s commitment to help our clients plan and protect in order to prosper, we are monitoring the situation caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) elevated the outbreak classification to an official pandemic. Protus3 continues to evaluate our operations and continuity plans in order to provide for the ongoing health …

WRAL: Security Measures Not Foolproof, Consultant Says

Protus3Background 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

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Held Hostage by a Dishonest Employee

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCECompliance, Computer Forensics, Security Program Development, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud

I recently was involved in a case in which a company employee was discovered using a company credit card for personal reasons. This happens occasionally, and one would think that immediately terminating the dishonest employee would resolve the issue. But what happens when the employee is the one and only IT person for the company? Many companies have only one person …

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Weather-Related emergencies

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHSNews, 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 …

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Front Page News for All the Wrong Reasons

Protus3Background Investigation, Security Program Development, Workplace Violence

Over the last couple weeks we have had too many examples of workplace violence and the devastation and the long-term impact it has on the business and the community. As security consultants, we partner with clients to protect their assets, and two of the most critical assets that any company has are its people and its reputation/brand. With that said, …

Jury Says Virginia Tech Negligent

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHSNews

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 …

FBI says hackers hit key services in three US cities

Billy Gordon Green, Jr. M.Ed., CPP, CHSNews

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 …

Disaster Planning

Protus3Security Program Development

With the onset of Hurricane Irene and the subsequent damage and destruction left in its wake, we are all reminded how critical disaster planning is to our well being as individuals, communities, and businesses. Our previous blog entry provided information from the National Weather Service National Hurricane Center that can be applied to any number of natural disasters and should …