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5 Ways COVID-19 Affects Workplace Security

Protus3 Crisis 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

Protus3 Crisis 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

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

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Held Hostage by a Dishonest Employee

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Compliance, Computer Forensics, Corporate Compliance, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Theft, 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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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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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 …

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Front Page News for All the Wrong Reasons

Protus3 Background 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, 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 …

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 …