ASIS Chapter 119 and Region 4B Women in Security Meeting

Posted on 29, Sep | Posted by RMA

The second quarterly ASIS Chapter 119 and Region 4B Women in Security meeting was hosted by Risk Management Associates on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Anita Jelley of ProNet Systems was instrumental in setting the meeting. Russell Gilmore CISSP, CISM, EnCE of RMA gave an informative presentation on Computer Forensics. RMA had a big turnout of attendees that included Christine Peterson, Dana Frentz, and Tasha Dyson. Christine Peterson, provided registration/handouts to the group for the upcoming NC Piedmont Chapter 82 seminar being held October 27-28. For more information on ASIS Chapter 119 Women in Security, please contact Dana Frentz.

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ASIS 119 at the Wake County Detention Center

Posted on 26, Sep | Posted by RMA

On September 16, 2014, the ASIS Chapter 119 held their monthly meeting at the Wake County Detention Center in Raleigh, NC. The meeting opened with Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison welcoming the attendees to the detention center, giving an introduction to the detention center facility and who the facility supports, and concluding with the threat of terrorism in this country. Next, Sam Pennica, Director of CCBI, was introduced along with Andy Parker, Deputy Director of the CCBI. After a brief description of the services they provide to all of the law enforcement agencies located in the County, the group was given a tour of the crime lab area and administration area, both located in the Wake County Detention Center. Continue reading

RMA Hires Summer Intern

Posted on 25, Sep | Posted by RMA

Allison Blanchard has joined the staff of Risk Management Associates as a summer intern. Allison will be assisting with general office activities including file maintenance, mail distribution, answering phones, coordinating training and meetings, and accounts payable.

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RMA Welcomes New Intern

Posted on 25, Sep | Posted by RMA

Nia Singletary has joined the staff of Risk Management Associates as part of an internship opportunity through Meredith College. Nia will be assisting with background investigative services, including maintaining FCRA compliance, conducting employment verification, gathering historical information about applicants, creating complete and accurate reports, and other tasks as needed.

Meredith College, an independent, private women’s college located in Raleigh, NC, offers a transformative educational experience. The College’s rigorous curriculum and leadership development programs prepare graduates for successful lives as engaged global citizens and leaders. Since its opening in 1899, Meredith has expanded to become one of the largest private women’s colleges in the U.S. Campus life at Meredith is shaped by more than 2,100 students representing 35 states and 45 countries.

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RMA Presents Continuing Education Training

Posted on 30, Jun | Posted by RMA

RMA will present 6 hours of training each day to students in Raleigh, NC.

July 21, 2014 and October 13, 2014
Rusty Gilmore - Computer Forensics II
Billy Green - A Pragmatic Approach to the Terrorist Threat
Tasha Dyson - Report Writing and Documentation
Michael Epperly - Legal Issues for Private Investigators II

July 22, 2014 and January 12, 2015
Marty Coolidge - Planning and Conducting a Successful Surveillance
Billy Green – Workplace Violence Prevention
Lindsey Smith – Use of Forensic DNA in Private Investigations

RMA has developed training programs that are relevant to practice as a private investigator and protection and security professional and is offering these in one-day seminars. Our goal is to provide opportunities for licensees to obtain the required CEU’s and to provide interesting and relevant instruction on protection and investigative topics. Students can register and pay online on the Continuing Education page of our website.

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ASIS Chapter 119 Third Annual Seminars and Exhibits Conference

Posted on 24, Jun | Posted by RMA

ASIS Chapter 119 held its third annual ASIS Seminar and Exhibits Conference at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. There were four guest speakers that discussed a variety of security and safety related topics. The speakers were Glen Faber of Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Frank Pisciotta of Business Protection Specialists, Floyd Allen of Global SIGMA Academy of Safety & Security, and Lou Velasco of the FBI. In addition to the speakers, there were 18 vendors on hand who set up booths with some of the latest technology in the security industry.

The conference was a huge success and there were over 100 people who registered and attended the sessions. Attendees received certification credits related to the ASIS CPP, PSP, and PCI certification programs for attending the conference and in addition were also served a wonderful lunch prepared by the PNC Arena’s staff. It is the local chapter’s plan to continue and grow this one day conference annually.

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.

The Research Triangle Park Chapter of ASIS International is an active and growing chapter. Members include top professionals from a variety of security-related fields in the RTP area. We are always looking for new ways to share advances in technology, security trends, and industry standards and sharing personal experiences. Whether you are currently an active member or desire to get more involved in the chapter, please feel free to contact us and share your ideas!

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Kevin McQuade and Chris Peterson at the US Men’s Open and US Women’s Open

Posted on 18, Jun | Posted by RMA

The 114th US Open was held at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Pinehurst, NC on Pinehurst #2 and RMA attended. On June 13, Kevin McQuade had the opportunity to attend the US Men’s Open as the guest of S2 Security Corporation, and Chris Peterson attended the US Women’s Open as the guest of Investors Management Corporation on June 17.

The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. It is the second of the four major championships in golf, and is on the official schedule of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

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RMA Awarded Bay Leaf VFD #3 Design Project

Posted on 15, Jun | Posted by RMA

RMA will provide design and project management services related to the design of electronic security devices for the modifications to the new Bay Leaf VFD #3. The intent of this design will be to provide access control and security monitoring devices within the facility. These systems will meet the Wake County standards for this type of facility. Our services will also include working with the Architect and Engineer that will be a part of the team to coordinate the required infrastructure for the security related devices.

The Bay Leaf VFD #3 is located 1431 Lynn Road Raleigh NC. The project includes the demolition, renovation and upgrades for a facility approximately 12,642 sq. ft. in size.

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Stan Carroll Presents Workplace Violence Training and Active Shooter Training for BCBSNC

Posted on 12, Jun | Posted by RMA

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina conducted an annual safety week event in June. The safety and security event was held for the employees at BCBS Headquarters in Chapel Hill, Customer Service Center in Raleigh, and the Winston Salem facility. RMA prepared and presented workplace violence awareness training and active shooter training for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. RMA conducted five one-hour Workplace Violence and Active Shooter sessions. The BCBS employees attending the sessions were engaged and asked pertinent questions on how to be safer in the workplace.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) offers its customers high quality health insurance at a competitive price and have led the charge toward better health and health care in our state. BCBSNC is a fully taxed, not-for-profit North Carolina company with headquarters in Chapel Hill and major operations centers in Durham and Winston-Salem. BCBSNC employs more than 4,500 North Carolinians and serve more than 3.8 million customers.

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Security Assessment at Appalachian State University

Posted on 30, May | Posted by RMA

The specific objective of this project was to provide the University with a “snapshot” of the existing security program in place at the BB Dougherty Administration Building, any gaps in the program, and potential responses to the gaps identified. Security policy, procedures, systems and organization were examined for level of technology, appropriate application, and the efficiency and effectiveness of deployment. Consultants prepared specific recommendations to address the deficiencies or gaps identified. Recommendations addressed each threat/vulnerability in a practical and pragmatic manner.

Appalachian State University is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life and breathtaking location. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Known for its value and affordability, Appalachian enrolls about 17,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark. Appalachian, located in Boone, N.C., is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.

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