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Tip of the Week: Cyber Week Online Shopping Security Tips

29 November in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

The Monday following Black Friday is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, and many retailers have now extended the online shopping deals to last all week. Although online shopping can be a convenient way to shop, it is not without some risk. Below are a few precautions to help keep your money and information safe. 1. When shopping online, use familiar sites. Look for the SSL (secure sockets layer). Make sure the website address starts with https:// to verify the site's security. 2. Be...

Tip of the Week: Safety Tips for Black Friday Shoppers

22 November in Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

Friday, November 25th, 2016, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year known as Black Friday and kicks off the first day of the official shopping season. In 2015, 74.2 million people shopped on this day alone. While shoppers focus on bargains and discounts – the criminal element is also very much at work, staging for their most productive time of year. Stealing your bags and packages is their primary focus, but don’t forget about securing your vehicle as well. Before you...

Tip of the Week: Effective Situational Awareness

15 November in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

Imagine for a moment you are driving along your every-day route to work. Your mind is preoccupied thinking of your calendar, all those emails to send and a hectic day ahead. You fail to take notice of an unusually large crowd of people gathered on the sidewalk as you pass. Suddenly the cars in front of you slow dramatically, and as traffic grinds to a halt - you're stuck. The crowd charges into the street. You are now blocked in the front...

Tip of the Week: Daylight Savings Time Security for Your Business and Home

02 November in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

At 2:00 a.m. on November 6, 2016, we will once again see the end of daylight savings time as we roll our clocks back one hour. This biannual clock exercise provides the perfect opportunity to evaluate our lighting as it pertains to the security of our homes and businesses. The proper use of lighting is a key component of good physical security. Following are 10 tips to improve security with lighting: For Your Business 1. Ensure all areas of the property have...

Tip of the Week: 5 Tips to Secure Your Business

16 October in Tip of the Week Investigations, Tip of the Week Legal Security, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

In business, every dollar you spend on safeguarding your business assets is a dollar you can’t put to work to make a profit. This simple fact underpins the universal view of security as a “necessary evil”, resulting in most businesses choosing to have no protective measures or as little security in place as possible to keep costs down. While this approach is understandable, the failure to identify risks and vulnerabilities can leave business owners subject to litigation for negligence should a serious incident result in...

Tip of the Week: Securing Your Fall Homeowner Projects

28 September in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

5 Tips for Secure Fall Homeowner Projects Following the Summer vacation, picnics, and outdoor living, Fall is the time of year for those indoor projects you’ve been putting off for months. Some include a total remodel and require contractor and vendor services. While it can be a time that's busy and packed with choosing the right paint colors and furniture, it's also important to remember safety and security can become an issue as well. From making sure visitors avoid safety hazards, to keeping your valuables safe...