Today December 14, 2012: A Day Like No Other Day As Tragedy Strikes Again

27 September in Personal Safety, School Safety

Today started like any other Friday: up by 6:00 am, coffee, breakfast and then to the office. With no meetings or appointments to attend, today should have been a day to wrap up the week and focus on the holiday shopping season, send out the last Christmas cards and think of special holiday time with family during the next two weeks. Soon after my arrival to the office, it became very real to me that this was no normal Friday. School Violence and School Shootings, Happen...

Holiday Cargo Security

27 September in Cargo Security

While the holiday season is a time of joy and merriment, for shippers, this time of year is marked by  increased traffic congestion, crowded truck stops, and a dramatic increase in cargo thefts.  Although any cargo is at risk, the most frequently targeted cargo contents are food, electronics, metals, and clothing.  Cargo theft costs the nation $35 billion annually and is a growing nationwide concern.  Loss is preventable with just a few easy shipping precautions. Tips for Security Conscious Shippers: Evaluate truck yards in use by your...

Parents: The FBI’s Child ID App – Puts Safety in Your Hands

27 September in Personal Safety

Attribution: This blog post comes courtesy of the FBI. The organization has developed and launched a child safety app for parents that can now be used on a wide variety of mobile devices. This free app puts safety in the hands of parents. Read on: A parent's worst nightmare You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do? Now there’s a free new tool from the FBI that can help. The FBI...

Ten Tips to Safely Announce a Reduction in Force (RIF)

27 September in Corporate Security

We are closing out 2012 amid financial uncertainty. Our political leaders are trying to reach an agreement to reign in run-away government spending and increase insufficient government revenues and begin to gain control over our ever-growing national debt. We face the very real possibility that the U.S. economy may suffer and potentially drift backward into recession in 2013. Coupled with the unknown impact of the implementation of national health care, our uncertain financial times are causing many businesses both large and small to pare back...

3 Important Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping

27 September in Personal Safety, Travel Safety

With the Holiday Season in full swing, spirits are high, mall parking lots are full, and the streets are congested with shoppers inching their way to retail stores to find that perfect gift. Even with the vast onset of online shoppers, there still exists those incredibly tenacious folks who love to brave the elements, the traffic, and the pushing and shoving that goes with the exhilaration of the holiday retail shopping experience. While shoppers focus on the season, big bargains and discounts - the criminal element...

Internet Scams Target Law Firms: Protecting Your Legal Reputation and Your Bank Account

27 September in Legal Security

Lawyers’ Identities Being Used for Fake Websites and Solicitations It was reported in September 2012, that a scam surfaced in which the identity of a Texas attorney, who had not practiced in years, was used to set up a fake law firm website using the attorney’s maiden name, former office address, and portions of her professional biography. In this same report, other attorneys complained about the theft of their names and professional information to solicit legal work. All attorneys should be on the alert for...