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Ransomware Attacks Pose Increasing Threat to U.S. Infrastructure

By |2021-05-17T17:47:28-04:00May 17th, 2021|Industry News|

The Colonial Pipeline has raised concerns after a ransomware attack disabled it on May 7th. The pipeline, responsible for carrying 45% of fuel to the East Coast, was attacked by a group of criminals known as DarkSide. The group demanded $5,000,000 to unencrypt the Colonial Pipeline's scrambled data. Six days after the attack, the Colonial Pipeline Co.

Employee Spotlight: Sarah Birtell

By |2021-04-15T15:02:06-04:00April 15th, 2021|Employees, STT News|

STT Security Supervisor Sarah Birtell received this month's Employee Spotlight award! Officer Birtell is commended for her work ethic and for taking pride in the company that she works for. STT Security Director Rich Willis offered praise for Officer Birtell, stating: Sarah Birtell is an excellent employee; she's always on time, very dependable, and reliable.

5-Year Anniversary: Jeffrey Campbell

By |2021-04-13T17:51:56-04:00April 13th, 2021|Employees, STT News|

Congratulations on 5 years of service, Jeffrey! Thank you for all you do! Jeffrey Campbell completed five years of exceptional service with STT Security this month. Learn more about his experiences with STT below: When did you start working for STT? I started back in April of 2016. I was a mechanic for years

Eagle Eye Award: Jada Brown

By |2021-03-29T14:44:05-04:00March 29th, 2021|Employees, STT News|

STT Security Officer Jada Brown was involved in a shots-fired situation last month. Her quick thinking and brave actions allowed police officers to apprehend the suspect with no casualties. On February 11th, Officer Brown was working a routine shift. Early in the morning, Brown heard gunshots from a nearby Kohl's parking lot. In an exceptional

Employee Spotlight: Arnell Boyd

By |2021-03-10T12:41:53-05:00March 8th, 2021|Employees, STT News|

Security Officer Arnell Boyd has been selected for this month's employee spotlight! Officer Boyd was nominated for his exceptional attitude and for always helping out where it's needed. Arnell's supervisor, Officer Pelton, wrote: Arnie has always been loyal to [STT Security]. He arrives on time and will work late if necessary, ensuring the assigned tasks

Employee Spotlight: Dylan Yeager

By |2021-02-24T14:07:51-05:00February 24th, 2021|Employees|

Dylan Yeager was nominated for this month's Employee Spotlight for his "punctuality, being a team player, and always helping to keep the office clean and organized." Thank you, Dylan, for setting an example! You can read a little bit about him below: Tell me about yourself: I was born in Midland, MI, but I lived

20-Year Anniversary: John Hedges

By |2021-02-17T12:56:12-05:00February 16th, 2021|Employees, STT News|

Congratulations on 20 years of service, John! Thank you for all you do! Security Supervisor John Hedges will celebrate 20 years of service with STT Security this March! You can read about his experiences below: When did you start working for STT? I started working for STT 20 years ago this March. I actually wasn’t

Drones: The Future of Security

By |2021-01-21T15:06:52-05:00January 21st, 2021|Industry News|

Drones Drones, while largely used by hobbyists, have great potential in commercial industries. In the security field, drones offer increased capability to observe and report. Fitted with cameras, flashlights, and thermal/motion sensors, drone usage provides security professionals with additional resources to identify threats. Strict regulations have long prevented the commercialized use of drones. However, on

5-Year Anniversary: Derrick Beasley!

By |2020-12-16T16:16:15-05:00December 16th, 2020|Employees, STT News|

Congratulations on 5 years of service, Derrick! Thank you for all you do! Derrick Beasley will celebrate 5 years of service with STT Security this week! You can read about his experiences below: When did you start working for STT? I started as a part-time officer five years ago. I had security experience before

Cargo Theft and COVID: How Thieves Have Exploited the Pandemic

By |2020-12-04T15:38:22-05:00December 4th, 2020|Industry News|

What is cargo theft? Cargo theft is a serious issue that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in losses every year. The FBI defines cargo theft as: The criminal taking of any cargo including, but not limited to, goods, chattels, money, or baggage that constitutes, in whole or in part, a commercial shipment of freight

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