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A Quick Response Isn’t Always the Best Response

Amanda Strickland Computer Forensics

Recently both state and federal officials have been sending out alerts related to malicious QR (quick response) codes. With the increased use of QR codes, scammers are turning to this technology and redirecting victims to malicious websites. So what is a QR (quick response) code? Basically, it’s a series of squares arranged in a matrix or grid shape to create …

Training to Respond to Workplace Violence

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Training, Workplace Violence, WPV Training

Last month I wrote about the importance of training as a security tool to support best outcomes in a security event. That post specifically addressed workplace violence and active shooters. Today I want to discuss two things: Our bodies are created for preservation and survival – knowing how it might affect us is important for our wellbeing and best outcomes. …

Reflections on Virginia Beach

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Survey, Security Threat Assessment, Training, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Friday was a very sad day for the city of Virginia Beach as well as our country. Yet another senseless and tragic mass shooting has taken place and has left us with many questions. Why did this happen? How did this happen? Finally, what could have been done to prevent this from happening? Hearts are broken and loved ones have …

Workplace Violence Gets Personal

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Training, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Last night I had the opportunity to address the Raleigh Financial Executive Networking Group (FENG) and lead a presentation on Managing Aggressive Behavior & Workplace Violence (workplace violence). This particular opportunity to train industry leaders was especially meaningful to me as I was giving thanks for the safety of one of my nieces. She attends STEM School Highlands Ranch where …

X-ray Screening Training at Goddard Space Flight Center

Protus3 News, Training

Billy Green of Protus3 provided X-ray Screening Training at Goddard Space Flight Center. In this project, Protus3 developed, updated, and delivered screening training programs to security and receiving personnel in order to develop and refine perception, understanding, and skills in: The basic technology of explosives and the nomenclature and fusing of IED devices relevant to the threat The physical characteristics …

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April Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Protus3 Background Investigation, Computer Forensics, News, Training, Workplace Violence

Protus3 presented three training classes that have been approved for 6.00 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) by the North Carolina State Bar. Courses and their descriptions are listed below. Managing Aggressive Behavior and Workplace Violence for Law Offices presented by Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP This continuing legal education course provides format, structure, and information to students such that …

Wake STEM Early College High School at Protus3

Wake STEM Early College High School at Protus3

Protus3 Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics, News, Security Schematic Design, Training

Protus3 was excited to invite four students from the Wake STEM Early College High School into the office for a day of Job Shadowing. This is one of the best ways to learn and gain experience all while making connections with professionals. The students were specifically interested in Forensic Science, IT Technology, Cyber Security, and Criminal Investigating. Our experts showed …

Triangle Family Services

Workplace Violence Training at Triangle Family Services

Protus3 News, Workplace Violence, WPV Training

Chris Peterson presented “Security: It’s Everybody’s Job” at Triangle Family Services on February 5, 2019. The program addressed workplace violence. Violence in the workplace is a condition that affects organizations regardless of geographic location, demographics, or type of business.  As a result of the spread of workplace violence and increasing media attention, every organization must implement an aggressive program to …

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Why Employees are Your Greatest Cyber Risk

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics, Fraud, Mobile Forensics, News, Theft, Training

A company will do everything it can to protect its network and data. They hire information security experts and purchase security software and hardware to protect from outside intrusions. They do a number of things to reduce their cyber risk. Most are missing the largest risk to their data – the employee. A recent study finds that nearly two in …

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UNC System Safety and Security Conference

Protus3 Clery Act, Crisis Management Planning, News, SaVE Act, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Security Threat Assessment, Title IX, VAWA

Protus3 supported and sponsored the University of North Carolina System at the inaugural UNC System Safety and Security Conference at UNC Asheville. Chris Peterson represented Protus3. The plan for the program is to connect over 200 safety and security professionals throughout the system on an annual basis. The program included tracks for Clery, Student Affairs, Law Enforcement, Legal, Title IX …