RMA will perform a physical security assessment, including a threat assessment, of the South Carolina Federal Credit Union (SCFC) Corporate Office and 17 branches. Included in the assessment RMA will review existing security programs, security officer duties, reporting structure, and job descriptions. Members of the RMA Team will be traveling to 18 different sites in South Carolina to become familiar with SCFC security practices. RMA will complete a physical assessment, interviews and review security programs and security officer responsibilities at the corporate office as well as 17 branch offices.
South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union with 17 branches and more than 50 ATMs throughout Charleston, Georgetown and Columbia. South Carolina Federal Credit Union offers a full range of financial services including savings and investments, checking, credit cards and loans.
RMA will conduct a physical security assessment of the North Carolina Department of Public Health State Laboratory of Public Health and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The security assessment will include site interviews, physical security and electronic security assessment and a review of the policies and procedures.
The State Laboratory of Public Health provides certain medical and environmental laboratory services to public and private health provider organizations responsible for the promotion, protection and assurance of the health of North Carolina citizens.
RMA has teamed with Perkins & Will a global architecture and design firm, to provide a security assessment to Piedmont Electrical Membership Corporation. The security assessment will include a physical security of building exteriors and a review of security systems technology.
Perkins & Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935. Each of the firm’s 24 offices focuses on local, regional and global work in a variety of practice areas. Perkins & Will is recognized as one of the industry’s preeminent sustainable design firms due to its innovative research, design tools, and expertise.
Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Piedmont Electric is a nonprofit electric utility serving 31,000 consumers in parts of Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties.
Jerry Blanchard had the opportunity to attend the Mercury Security Technology Symposium on February 7, 2015 at the famous Hotel Del Coronado on San Diego Bay, California. The symposium brought together several of the leading security design and consulting firms as well as a number of Mercury Partners to collaborate on Mercury based solutions and the future. The event was enlightening and thought provoking as the participants examined and discussed the current industry trends, deployments and future possibilities. At the end of the event everyone was excited for what the future holds for Mercury Security Technologies.
Mercury Security provides facility security system manufacturers, distributors and suppliers with advanced, innovative and reliable access control hardware and components that interface with the most applications. Mercury collaborates closely with its customer-partners to assure that every system our customers specify and install is cost-effective and yet high-performing and consistently reliable.
In January Mike Epperly attended Association of Title IX Administrator (ATIXA) Investigator Training. ATIXA’s training is a comprehensive training class focused on treating campus sexual misconduct as a civil rights discrimination and investigation. Civil rights investigations are not police-led investigations, and it is not the same as investigating a student conduct violation. Title IX investigation skills are specific and highly specialized. Title IX investigative skill sets are developed and enhanced through the ATIXA Investigator Training.
ATIXA provides a professional association for school and college Title IX Coordinators, administrators, and investigators who are interested in serving their districts and campuses more effectively. Since 1972, Title IX has proved to be an increasingly powerful leveling tool, helping to advance gender equity in schools and colleges. ATIXA has been formed to promote professional development and foster collaboration in what is actually a field of 25,000 people who all are assuring Title IX compliance in our schools, colleges and universities.
The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management Group, LLC (NCHERM) a law and consulting firm endowed a grant that created Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). In 2010, NCHERM created the only Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Training and Certification Course that is now an ATIXA professional development opportunity. ATIXA is an independent, not-for-profit organization served by an Advisory Board.
On Wednesday January 21, 2015, the local Chapter of ASIS International, Chapter 119 held their monthly meeting at the PNC Center in Raleigh, NC. Rusty Gilmore was the guest speaker. Rusty gave a presentation on Computer and Network Vulnerabilities: Steps to Protecting Your Systems and Data.
ASIS International Chapter 119 hosted the 2014 Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet at the PNC Arena on December 16, 2014. The banquet is an opportunity to show gratitude and appreciation for local men and women in law enforcement.
The guest speaker for the event was Greg Baker. Gregory K. Baker became commissioner of the Law Enforcement, Division, Dept. of Public Safety, on Sept. 10, 2013. Prior to this appointment, Baker lead DPS’s Alcohol Law Enforcement section since May 2013. Baker was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation serving as a manager of FBI’s Criminal Investigative Programs at both the national level and the field office level. He served as a special agent in the Raleigh FBI office since 2008. He also served five years in the FBI’s Charlotte office and two years in the FBI’s Washington D.C. headquarters as a supervisory special agent.
Kevin McQuade was elected to the position of Secretary of the ASIS Chapter 119 for 2015 Kevin held this position in 2013 and 2014. He was installed in his position at the Law Enforcement Banquet.
ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public.
ProNet Systems hosted their annual Executive Briefing on December 9th, at the City Club in Raleigh, NC. The event was titled, “Keeping up with Security Trends and Technologies. Some of the key speakers included:
- Alan Jelley, ProNet Systems, Inc. – New Technology Advancements and Trends
- Nathan Schroeder, Focus Sales; Ryan Bach, Avigilon – Totally Integrated Access & High Resolution Video
- Rusty Gilmore, Computer Forensic Consultant, Risk Management Consultants – Hacking and Computer Security 101
- Lou Tunno, HID – Latest Credential And Biometric Development The Smart Phone as a Credential
- Nathan Schroeder, Focus Sales; Ryan Bach, Avigilon – Advances in High Definition Video and Video Analytics
Dana Frentz and Emily Liner of RMA attended the ProNet Systems seminar.
The 12th Annual Gingerbread Benefit to support Triangle Family Services took place on Sunday, December 7, at The Umstead Hotel and Spa. The Sneak Preview, Tea with Santa and the Evening Benefit were all successful! Over 25 chefs participated in the event by creating beautiful and innovative Gingerbread House designs. This year’s winning chiefs are:
1st Place – Corinna Morris of Prestonwood Country Club
2nd Place – Robin Bilodeau of Searstone
3rd Place – Emma Isakoff of Fearrington House
Every dollar raised from the event goes directly to the 5,000 families served by Triangle Family Services each year. Thanks to all that made the Gingerbread Benefit a success! Visit Triangle Family Services to view photos of this wonderful event!
Since 1937, Triangle Family Services has been helping families and individuals overcome life’s challenges by giving them the tools they need to move away from crisis and into more stable and healthy life situations. Our community is stronger when we eliminate family violence, improve financial stability, and address the emotional well-being of individuals and family members in need. The more than 7,000 individuals and families TFS helps each year live and work throughout the Raleigh-Durham Metro region.