Integrated Security Services, Inc., New York

Looking at the Rise in Hate Crimes

23 Nov

It is now two weeks after the election, and the paint of hate written along walls of public areas, schools, homes, and business fronts are being washed away with pressure washers and mops. Bathroom graffiti, vandalizing of mosques, Nazi slogans and symbols drawn, rainbow flags burned, acts of assault, cafeteria chants conducted, black dolls with […]

Protecting Your Email from Hacks

24 Oct
Hacker at computer

When people traditionally think of October, they associate it with Halloween and the leaves turning color. However, it is also National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber Security has become a major topic circulating in the news and mainstream conversation in the last few years. The most recent and high profile cyber breach appears to have […]

Back to School Safety Tips

09 Sep

It’s that time of year again, children and young adults are heading off to school. For thousands of teens around the country that means going to college for the first time! There is the excitement from our parents and our siblings and the first taste of freedom. But it’s important to remember that with independence […]

The Role of Private Security in the Public Sector

20 Jun

Policing will always be carried out by the public sector in many capacities, but utilizing private security firms and community patrols can fill in gaps the public sector has. Having the private sector take over some of the policing responsibilities of the public law enforcement can improve an area’s safety. One, response time can be […]

Social Scams and Terrorism

16 Jun

Our blog entries have discussed various scams that our clients have been unsuspected victims of over the past couple of years. We talked about scammers searching for vulnerable people looking for love on dating services. We discussed the widespread and growing problems of Ransomware; when a computer literally becomes taken over by criminals. Recently, depending […]

Beware of Mystery Shopper Scams

07 Jun

We were approached recently by a client believing he was the victim of a scam. He had answered an advertisement online about becoming a mystery shopper. Next, he received a $2,000 check in the mail and deposited the check in his bank account. Within an hour of depositing the check, he received a text message […]

Privatizing the TSA is not the Answer

19 May

Hundreds of passengers wait in the TSA security line at Nashville International Airport. James R. Martin / Shutterstock.com By now, we have all experienced the good and bad, effective and not so effective process our government has put in place to secure our travel both inside and outside the homeland. I think we can all […]

Why Campus Security Should be Part of Your College Search Part II

27 Apr

In part one of relevant safety and security questions that parents and prospective students should consider when selecting a college, we discussed residential housing security and safety protocols, student access to healthcare services and mental health support, and general campus and community security operations and performance. In part two, we will go over the importance […]

Why Campus Security Should be Part of Your College Search

04 Apr

It is clearer than ever that sending your kids off to college, always an arduous process, has become even more complex with the rise of on and off campus violence. Nationwide, 17 percent of college students indicated they had experienced some form of violence or harassment. These violent acts include harassment, stalking, vandalism, physical assault, […]

The Importance of Social Media to a Private Investigator

15 Mar
Social Media

Most of the time, private investigators succeed by conducting old-fashioned PI work such as knocking on doors, canvassing locations, conducting surveillance at a fixed location and interviewing witnesses; however, extensive fieldwork can be costly to the client and, without proper pre-field research, unproductive. During the early stages of the computer age, private investigators had no […]