See Something, Say Something Really Works

Tasha Dyson, CFETraining

10 Times See Something, Say Something Saved Lives in 2019 Source: Campus Safety Magazine, www.campussafetymagazine.com We’ve all heard the recommendation: See Something, Say Something. Does it really work? Absolutely. Campus Safety Magazine reported the ten examples below. Each provides an example of how advanced reporting helped to avert a potential incident. So we’ll say it again: See Something, Say Something. …

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Training to Respond to Workplace Violence

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISPTraining, Workplace Violence

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. …

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Reflections on Virginia Beach

Protus3News, Security Assessment, Training, Workplace Violence

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, ISPTraining, Workplace Violence

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 …

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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Travel Scams

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCEComputer Forensics, Electronic Data Recovery, Mobile Forensics, News, Security Program Development, Training

The FBI investigates many categories of crimes including travel scams. As a result, they receive many tips that can be beneficial to the public when passed along. I am glad that the FBI has increased the process of alerting and educating the public about certain security issues. This is most evident as it relates to internet and computer security. Most …

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Why Employees are Your Greatest Cyber Risk

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCEComputer Forensics, Mobile Forensics, News, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud, 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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See Something. Say Something. Then What?

Protus3Training

We all have heard at one time or another “If you see something say something.” It’s a way for the public to observe and report suspicious activity that may be an indicator of recent crimes or future crimes. The opportunity came for me to say something at a fast food restaurant in a busy section of town. While pulling into …

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What Can We Learn From Baylor University?

Protus3Compliance, Security Program Development, Training

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 …

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – Week 4

Protus3Intellectual Property, News, Training

NCSAM Week 4 – Resources The National Cyber Security Alliance, the other STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ founding organizations and many of our partners have created resources, ranging from tip sheets to posters to videos and more, to help you stay safer and more secure online and better protect your personal information. All of these resources are free to use, download …

Stop. Think. Connect.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – Week 3

Protus3Intellectual Property, News, Training

Keep a Clean Machine A STOP.THINK.CONNECT. sub-campaign designed to help everyone understand the importance of protecting Internet-connected devices from malware and infections – especially malware that connects your devices with botnets. Keeping your Internet-connected devices free from malware and infections makes the Internet safer for you and more secure for everyone. The Keep a Clean Machine campaign is an ongoing …