Christine Peterson

RMA Presents at CSI Week at Meredith College

Protus3 Embezzlement, Fraud, News, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud, Training

Chris Peterson presented Enemies at the Gate – or Are They Already Inside? as part of CSI Week at Meredith College. CSI Week allows students at Meredith to explore career opportunities in law enforcement and related fields. The event is sponsored by the Sociology and Criminology Programs, and the Sociology & Criminology Club (and with the support of Political Science, …

Research Triangle Park

RMA Completes Security Assessment of RTP

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Program Development, Security Survey, Security Threat Assessment

Risk Management Associates, Inc. has completed a security assessment of Research Triangle Park. The Research Triangle Foundation has developed and is in the process of implementing a new master development plan for the Research Triangle Park (RTP) community. As a critical component of that plan, the foundation decided to conduct a security assessment to provide stakeholders with the current security …

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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 …

Security Consulting

Security in the Office – A Checklist

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Embezzlement, Fraud, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Theft, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud, Training

How is your security? The following checklist illustrates the necessary aspects of security that must be addressed for a secure environment. Comply with and support your company’s safety and security program and regulations, and insist that others do the same. Protect wallets, keys, purses, and other personal valuables on the job. This especially includes smartphones and tablets. Challenge strangers in …

Research Triangle Park

Security Assessment of RTP

Protus3 News, Security Program Development

Risk Management Associates, Inc. will be conducting a security assessment of Research Triangle Park. The Research Triangle Foundation has developed and is in the process of implementing a new master development plan for the Research Triangle Park (RTP) community. As a critical component of that plan, the foundation needs to conduct a security assessment that will provide the stakeholders with …

On Strike

Hidden Costs of Security Problems

Tasha D. Dyson Crisis Management Planning, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, staff members at the Louvre in Paris staged a protest, and the museum did not open. (Read the full story from the BBC here.) They were not protesting about wages, benefits, or hours. They were protesting about a security problem. Pickpockets are apparently a huge problem at the museum, so much so that over 200 …

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Identity Theft – Where’s Your Wallet?

Kevin M. McQuade, CPP News

Identity theft is talked about constantly, and when it happens to someone, their response is normally “I don’t know how this happened to me”. Sometimes it is just too easy. On a recent business trip – to a security conference no less – as we walked into a restaurant for breakfast we passed an empty booth with no one close …

Lone Star College

Lessons from Lone Star College System

Tasha D. Dyson News, Security Program Development, Workplace Violence

On January 22, 2013, gunshots were heard on the North Harris campus of Lone Star College System. It was later learned that an altercation between two individuals (one of whom may have been a student) had escalated to gun violence. The shooters were injured along with an innocent bystander. Incidents such as this immediately bring to mind topics such as …