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Rampart Group Tips for a Safe Run

Tips for a Safe Run

30 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

Spring is finally here and with warmer weather, more people are taking their workouts outdoors. Few workouts are simpler and more satisfying than a great run but running outside presents some personal security risks. Consider these 10 tips for safe running: 1. Run with a Partner – Runners that find themselves alone in isolated areas are most at risk of attack. If possible, always run with a partner or a group. 2. Leave a Plan – Be sure to let someone know...

Tip of the Week: Situational Awareness and Personal Security

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services

Tips to improve your situational awareness Have you ever observed a group of police officers enter a café or coffee shop and take a seat at a table? To an outside observer the brief game of musical chairs that takes place as the officers select a chair and take a seat can be downright comical because it appears they all want the same seat at the table. This happens for a good reason and we can learn something from this behavior. Police officers by training...

Tip of the Week: How Secure is Your Office?

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Keep Your Company Safe and Operational in Times of Crisis Recently, there was a fire in the building where our Rampart Group office is located. We share the space with one other tenant who has a commercial business and nearby office space. The fire started in a downstairs area where the commercial business is located and was promptly extinguished by local fire fighters who responded within minutes. Experiencing an incident like this caused our team to think about the damage a fire or other disastrous incident...

Tip of the Week: Social Media Warnings

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

Social Media Security Threats Social networking has dramatically changed the way we interact with others. Applications like Facebook and Instagram make it easy to catch up with far-flung friends and update family members on our latest adventures, but social media can create major risk to our personal security. Hackers and identity thieves prowl social media networks looking for victims. When using social media sites, it is important to know the privacy risks involved and what precautions to take to protect our personal information. Here are 5 tips to...

Tip of the Week: Insiders Threat to your Organization

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Cargo Security, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Insiders - The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat to your Organization A common misconception about cyber threats is that most attacks come from outside the organization. But that is not the case. A study by IBM found that 60% of all attacks were carried out by insiders. Companies should pay close attention to disgruntled employees upset with policies or management, workers with financial or legal problems, and employees who will soon be leaving the company. Here are 8 tips to prevent insider threats: 1. Review your Security Policy -...

Tip of the Week: Cybercrime in 2018

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Why Cybersecurity Will Be More Important Than Ever 2017 brought some of the worst cybersecurity breaches in U.S. history. WannaCry ransomware plagued thousands in a massive global cyberattack, a CIA leak exposed thousands of classified documents, and the largest of all hacks hit the credit rating agency, Equifax, exposing many millions of consumers' personal information. We anticipate even more sophisticated cybersecurity breaches in 2018, forcing governments and companies alike to focus more on loss prevention. Here are some 2018 cybersecurity predictions: 1. Ransomware attacks will continue to...