NEVER TOO SOON FOR SPRING CLEANING

Spring cleaning is a seasonal desire to freshen up our surroundings after a long winter, to put away the old, and bring out the new. This desire should extend to our business operations as well, to review and reconsider policies and procedures which may have “grown a few cobwebs” and dusty over the years. Particularly […]

FAITH

Faith is the complete trust or confidence in someone or something. It is the belief in God, his power and his mercy. It is the ability to believe when no one else believes. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things yet seen or realized. It is neither oppressive nor […]

WHAT IF IT’S REAL? THOUGHTS REGARDING THE GROWING PROBLEM OF BOMB THREATS

I recently read an article in Security Management (SM) magazine on the topic of bomb threats targeting schools and realized it had been some time since I received a call from a client requesting assistance responding to a bomb threat. The thought gave way to wondering if schoolplace bomb threats were such a problem, why […]

INVALID OR IMPOSSIBLE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

Social Security Numbers or SSNs as they are more commonly called, are neither random nor are they a useless string of meaningless numbers. Each SSN as three elements. The first three digits are termed the “Area”. The next two digits are the “Group” and the last four are the “Serial”. Each element has a purpose […]

HOW TO PRACTICE ETHICS

“I am incredibly nervous that we will implode in a wave of accounting scandals…the business world will consider [our] past successes as nothing but an elaborate accounting hoax,” Sherron Watkins of Enron Corporation wrote in a six-page letter dated August 15, 2001. Watkins, Enron’s vice president of corporate development, sensed that the end was near […]