Category Archives: Mail Screening Blog Series

False Positives: More Common Than You Think

Earlier this month when Facebook’s Sarin nerve agent threat hit the news it highlighted a reality often overlooked when planning for emergencies: the most common end state of an emergency situation is that of a false alarm. By the end of the day, the apparent nerve agent threat was deemed a false positive. In most […]


RaySecur Security Advisory: WARSHIPPING – IT and Network Vulnerabilities through the Mail Aside from conventional mail threats to an organization’s personnel and infrastructure via CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive) mail vulnerabilities also pose a serious risk to IT and cyber assets.  Recent testing by IBM has highlighted a practice known as “warshipping” where […]

Mail Threats Explained: What really can hurt you?

Mail Pipe Bomb X-ray.

The most common method of training for potential security threats is to identify and focus on the “worst-case scenario.” Doing so gets the full scope of the threat on the table so everyone understands how significant the situation can be. What this doesn’t do is mentally prepare those involved when the scenario isn’t the worst […]

Mailroom Security – Warshipping Threat Detection

Warshipping Forbes.

When it comes to physical security, your organization faces risks from every angle. One of the most overlooked and neglected components of a physical security plan is mail safety. A thorough assessment of how your organization deals with threats through the mail is paramount. When performing this assessment you have to think outside the box […]

Physical Security: Mail Room Safety

RaySecur Mail Security.

Mail screening and mailroom security are easily overlooked components of a comprehensive risk assessment. A lot of organizations downplay the importance and often ask, “Why would our organization be a target?” A large number of the issues are individualized as most mail related incidents are the result of: Personal revenge Relationship issues Jaded employees Scorned […]

Situational Awareness: Consciously Screening Mail

One of the most important things you can do in mail security is to understand the importance of situational awareness when determining if a package or letter is a threat.  Earlier this year, we. dealt with the uneasiness of random terrorism as we witnessed Austin Texas handle a mail bomber.  It was somewhat reminiscent of […]