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5 Critical Mail Screening Steps

Mail is fully screened and delivered to your organization in a timely manner with minimum impact to your organization…
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SafeMail Survey Results 2020

State of the Mail Security Industry “Mail threats are so common today they don’t make the news unless they reach…
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Why Does My Organization Need Mail Screening?

It’s not if, but when Far from declining, the number of suspicious pieces of mail, including those containing improvised explosive…
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Mailroom Security Meets CyberSecurity

Mail security is often the ‘forgotten back door’ of any complete security program involving both physical and information security. When…
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Implementing the Right Mail Screening Program

The need for mailroom screening programs is a vital part of any organization’s security program, as evidenced in the recent…
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Threats to the Mail System in Times of Conflict

The recent news of the assassination of General Soleimani of Iran has created much tension and speculation in various security circles.…
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No News is Good News?

2019 has seen fewer reported incidents of mail threats in the news, compared to 2018.  With concerted efforts across government…
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Mailroom Threat Quick Reference Guide

U.S. Postal Service is expecting to deliver 800 million packages this holiday season. UPS says they are expecting to deliver…
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Top Indicators of Dangerous Mail

If a dangerous package landed on your desk, how would you know? If you don’t know the indicators for potentially…
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5 Questions to Ask for Offsite Mail Screening

Offsite Mail Screening is a mail screening and distribution service performed by a 3rd party in a separate location to…
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Is Offsite Mail Screening Needed for Your Organization?

What is Offsite Mail Screening? Offsite Mail Screening is a mail screening and distribution service performed by a 3rd party…
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Lone Wolf Terror: The Continuing Mailroom Threat

The Continuing Threat from Lone-Wolf Terrorists in America – in Homeland Security In their article last month, In Homeland Security…
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Hate Crimes – The Danger to Your Organization’s Mail

Organizations can easily be targeted for their beliefs or for the causes they champion. These can be political, religious or…
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SafeMail Survey Results 2019

Mail: A Symbol of Trust. A Tool of Terror: Lessons from the 2019 SoBran SafeMail Survey. Your mailroom or package…
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Third of Companies Got Mail Threats

A third of security and mailroom professionals surveyed reported receiving a threat by mail over the past year while nearly…
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SafeMail Reveals 5th Annual Mail Security Survey Results

May 15, 2019 – (Fairfax, VA) SoBran, Inc. the international leader in mail security and provider of SafeMail mail screening…
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MAIL: A Symbol of Trust. A Tool of Terror.

Mail threats are so common today they don’t make the news unless they reach a high-profile target. If you wait to…
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The #1 Best Practice for Mail Security

As stated by the Department of Homeland Security — “The first and best practice to minimize risk and exposure to…
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Top 5 Myths in Mail Screening

MYTH #1: It Won’t Happen Here. Complacency is the enemy of security. We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep saying…
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Dangerous Prison Mail – What This Means for Your Business

“The Postal Service, which touts itself as the most trusted government agency, has also become a trusted delivery mechanism for…
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A Year in Mail Threats – 2018

2018 was a High-Water Mark for Nationally Publicized Dangerous Mail Security Incidents And these high profile incidents are the tip…
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Offsite Mail Screening Facility to Combat Continued Mail Terrorism

SafeMail West offers the region a state-of-the-art mail screening facility in response to this threat and the request of customers…
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What We Learned from the Recent Ricin and Mail Bomb Attacks

6 Things We Learned from the Recent Ricin and Mail Bomb Attacks   1. The Threat is Real “These are…
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Mail Screening Diverts Suspected Ricin Letters

Luckily, earlier this month, when envelopes were sent to President Trump and top military leaders, they did not reach their…
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Ricin sent to the President shows importance of Mail Screening

Have you ever worried about receiving something dangerous in the mail? Although it seems like an increasing amount of business…
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UPDATE:  Fentanyl and Opioids in the Mail Room

Senate votes to make it harder to ship fentanyl to U.S. by mail —  “By closing the loophole in our…
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The Secret to a Comprehensive Security Plan

Comprehensive company security should involve more than just security guards at the entrance and protecting online servers.  A myriad of…
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How to Determine Your Mail Threat Level

The mail is an easy and low-cost, accessible form of terrorism. Whether it is a terrorist group, a lone wolf…
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Easy to Make – Hard to Spot

“Mail threats are so common today they don’t make the news unless they reach a high-profile target. If you wait to…
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SafeMail Survey Results 2018

Easy to Make and Hard to Spot: Lessons from the 2018 SoBran SafeMail Survey Mail terrorism has experienced an uptick…
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Why Does My Organization Need Mail Screening?

98 Years of Mail Fraud How the postal letter became a tool for ingenious criminality.    —  “This anonymity is…
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Mail Security Expertise at National Postal Forum

SoBran’s comprehensive approach identifies targeted Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) threats.…
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Austin Bomber – Lessons Learned

What Your Organization Can Learn from the Austin Bomber Incidents (1) Mail Bombs are Nothing New A Catalogue Of US…
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FBI Report: Hate Crimes Rising

US Hate Crimes Rise for Second Straight Year –  Reuters “There were 6,121 hate crime incidents recorded last year, an…
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Dangers of Personal Package Volume in the Company Mailroom

“…UPS and FedEx both have programs that allow customers to re-route packages to their offices…” — USA Today “Now I…
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Mailroom Workers Face Deadly Fentanyl Dangers

Unchecked mail leads to fentanyl in the US — The Herald-Dispatch “This isn’t like boats of cocaine that can only…
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Explosive Threats in the Mail – What you need to know

FBI Considers Terror Possibility After Pipe Bomb Explodes at Indiana Post Office – TIME This Chicago Post Office pipe bomb…
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Addressing Mailroom Security Complacency

To assess how organizations are protecting themselves from mail terrorism, SoBran, Inc. conducts an annual survey of security and mailroom…
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SafeMail Survey Results 2017

Addressing Complacency: Lessons from the 2017 SoBran SafeMail Survey Mail threats can occur at any time, for any type of…
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Why Radiological Threats are Attractive to Terrorists

The radiological threat is real and growing according to the April Time Magazine article titled “Inside the Uranium Underworld: Dark…
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Chemical Mail Threats – What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security defines a chemical attack as “the spreading of toxic chemicals with the intent to do…
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Biological Attack by Terrorists Increasingly Likely

“A biological attack by terrorists that could kill up to 30 million people is increasingly likely due to the ease…
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Annual Mail Security Benchmarking Survey

Findings reveal how organizations can move from complacency to funding mail screening as a critical component of their overall security…
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The Opioid Crisis Spotlights Mail Security Deficits

The opioid crisis has highlighted a major security issue for mailrooms nationwide. Packages are pouring in from unknown international sources…
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Are You at High Risk for Mail Terrorism?

A variety of factors, both internal and external, can help determine the vulnerability of your workplace.  Answering “yes” to any…
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Benchmark Your Mail Security

We recently surveyed the industry about their mail security. The results were surprising – see if you agree.…
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Why SoBran’s SafeMail DC is Your Best Insurance

Learn how to protect your employees and keep your business running by having experts screen mail at a separate facility.…
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Landmark Results of Mail Security Benchmarking Survey

The Mail Security Benchmarking Survey uncovered how organizations view the potential for mail terrorism and how they……
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Sharing Expertise at the MailCom Dallas Conference

SoBran SafeMail Director Richard Swank will discuss effective mail screening on the keynote luncheon panel, “Security: Issues & Answers”.…
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Protection from Homegrown Terrorism

Middle East factions are publicly encouraging lone-wolf attacks in the U.S. Organizations need a reliable……
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Increasing Threat – Homegrown Terrorism

Mailroom safety can suffer from complacency. When complacency sets in and training doesn’t seem as critical — we can forget…
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What Does the ISIS Threat Mean for Your Business?

One of the easiest ways for a terrorist to attack is through the mail. The growing threat from the Islamic State…
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Screening can Combat Rise in Homegrown Terrorism

SoBran’s comprehensive approach to mail screening identifies targeted Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiological…
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World Game Protection Conference Expo

With SoBran, high threat profile organizations such as gaming operations can protect their most valuable assets from mail borne threats.…
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FBI Alert Statement

NYPD, FBI issue alerts after ISIS puts out video calling for attacks on law enforcement  – Fox News Law enforcement…
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Is Ebola a Mail Security Threat?

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is an extremely low to no threat concern to our nation’s mail stream because of…
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SoBran Unveils SafeMail DC Offsite Screening Facility

SoBran, Inc., the international leader in mail security, is protecting DC-region personnel and businesses with its SafeMail DC offsite mail…
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SafeMail Mail Security Checklist

Mail threats are inexpensive and accessible for a terrorist, but they can shut down your operations at great cost.…
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Number One Best Practice for Mail Security

The first and best practice to minimize risk and exposure to personnel and the public is centralizing the mail handling/processing…
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New Bomb Technology Dangers

U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder’s statements are a good reminder that bomb detection is also essential.…
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ANTHRAX – Straight from the week’s headlines.

Many of us were riveted to TV and Internet this past week as reports of a potential anthrax leak at…
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The Ricin Copycat Threat

Unfortunately, not a week goes by without white powder threats in the mail to report. With the introduction of ricin…
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How Serious is the Mail Terrorism Threat?

Serious enough for the FBI to determine that the threat was “sufficient to require specialized attention.” In 2006, the FBI…
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Have You Thought About Mail Cross-Contamination?

The news last week about a student mailing his high school vice principal cow and dog excrement brings into question…
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Who Opens Your Mail?

In the news this week, Ronald Haddad Jr. was convicted of 28 counts of mailing threats and two counts of…
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Unabomber Anniversary and the Mail Bomb Threat

18th Anniversary of the “Unabomber” Arrest This April marks the 18th anniversary of the Unabomber arrest back in April 1996.…
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Latest BioTerrorism Developments

A round-up of progress – and setbacks – reported in the war on bioterrorism for 2014. Latest BioTerrorism Developments: A round-up…
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Can You Be Sure Your Mail is Safe?

The goal of a mail terrorist is to disrupt and generate publicity. If you screen your mail onsite, there is…
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New SafeMail DC Facility Offers Mail Screening

New SafeMail DC Facility Offers Mail Screening to Protect Organizations of All Sizes Is your business at risk for mail…
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SoBran Responds to continued Mail Terrorism

Far from declining, the number of suspicious pieces of mail, including those containing improvised explosive devices, is holding steady, according…
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We are Not as Safe as We Were a Year Ago

The terrorism threat against the United States is increasing and Americans aren’t as safe as they were a year or…
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Know the Signs of Deadly Mail Bombs

Although white-powder incidents have dominated the mail security news, last week’s sad news demonstrates mail bombs…
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Top 3 Facts about Mail Safety for Small Budgets

The industry has learned a lot over the last 12 years. We now have proven techniques for screening mail more…
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Screening on a Shoestring Budget

Keith James, a SoBran SafeMail subject matter expert, will lead two instructional panels. James will be sharing his expertise and…
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Online Shopping for Toxic Agents

With online shopping sites, terrorists, disgruntled employees or anyone who wishes to attack your organization…
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If You are Only X-raying Your Mail – You are Not Safe

As we discussed earlier this month, x-ray equipment is a good first step in screening mail — but it is…
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Make sure you’re prepared for whatever arrives in the mail.

Mail borne threats can impact an entire organization. If you don’t know the indicators or how to respond, you could…