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Training the Mind – Firearms, De-escalation, & Use of Force Training – STT Security

By |2022-02-28T17:03:48-05:00February 11th, 2022|Employees, Industry News, Services, STT News|

“The most important thing that a person has is not their firearm, it’s their mind. If they can think through problems, work through problems, then they become problem solvers. That’s what we need, people that are thinking about what is happening, who are able to solve problems without using force, and who can

Cybercriminals Tampering with QR Codes

By |2022-02-28T16:15:20-05:00February 2nd, 2022|Blog & Advice, Industry News|

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have increased the use of QR codes. To get to this page, you probably scanned the QR code we posted on one of our socials. Thankfully, you probably recognized us as a trusted source, and you followed the QR code without thinking twice. But if

Identifying and Managing Insider Threats

By |2021-06-30T17:53:30-04:00June 30th, 2021|Blog & Advice, Industry News|

Businesses in every industry are affected by insider threats. Employees (past or current), contractors, or business partners can abuse their insider knowledge to cause financial, physical, or reputational harm to the company. Insider threats are one of the most common sources of damages businesses face. Large corporations, classified as organizations with more than 75,000

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.

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

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

Addressing Insider Threats

By |2020-11-23T17:26:30-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Blog & Advice, Industry News|

Insider Threats: What Are They? Insider threats pose a danger to every business, regardless of size or industry. Threats can be physical, financial, or reputational in nature, but the end goal is always the same: cause harm to the business. Human Resources (HR) professionals are essential in mitigating and deterring

Creating Safer Communities: STT Security Officers Assist Union City Police Department with Multiple Arrests

By |2020-11-05T16:09:31-05:00November 5th, 2020|Employees, Industry News, STT News|

STT Security Officers Esther Martinez and Dexter Hernandez both played significant roles in the arrests of three people. Our officers' constant vigilance led to their apprehension on two separate occasions. On Wednesday, October 21st, STT Security Officer Esther Martinez received a call regarding a homeless man at a nearby business. After she arrived, the man

When was the last time you checked your carbon monoxide detector?

By |2020-10-30T15:52:00-04:00October 30th, 2020|Industry News|

Have you replaced the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector recently? Most CO detectors have a life span of five to seven years, but as we head into the winter months, it is especially important to ensure these devices are working properly. Only one in eight families in the United States have a functioning carbon

Cyber Security Awareness Month – Three Things You Need to Know

By |2020-10-16T15:59:08-04:00October 16th, 2020|Industry News, STT News|

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) designates this month to bring attention to important cybersecurity topics affecting every American using the Internet. Here is an excerpt from this year's NCSAM page: Now in its 17th year, NCSAM continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across

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