September 2015
Issue #97
Cook Security Group announces partnership with AMAG Technology! In an effort to continue providing our customers with the greatest service & technology in the industry, Cook Security Group is excited to announce that we now have a partnership with AMAG Technology, a leader in Access Control!
AMAG Technology is one of the foremost innovators and suppliers within the Security Industry providing fully integrated security solutions throughout the world, protecting everything from small offices and schools to large multi-national organizations and high security Government facilities. Some of AMAG’s customers include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Columbus Airport
  • Los Angeles Children’s Hospital
  • Yale University
For more information about Cook Security Group or AMAG Technology click here, visit our website at or email us at
Card Skimming: The ATM fraud that just won’t go away? Despite extensive efforts so far, card skimming remains a big problem for banks and financial institutions. Card skimming is the most frequent form of attack on ATMs, resulting in significant losses for card issuers and financial institutions. Recently, we have seen an increasing frequency of card skimming attacks in both the US and in Mexico, but this is a global problem.
Recent data issued by FICO, a credit scoring and analytics firm, noted that during the first half of 2015 the number of attacks reached their highest point in the US in 20 years. Attacks on ATMs located on bank properties have increased 174%, and attacks on nonbank machines are up over 300%. Read on
Cook implements new anti-skimming devices and monitors them remotely: Cook Security Group has successfully installed hundreds of anti-skimming devices that can protect your ATMs. In fact, on most models we can actually monitor them remotely and even provide an alert when suspicious activity takes place! To learn more about Cook’s solution click here. Also to learn more about how RemoteView Surveillance and RemoteView ATM were utilized to assist with known skimming devices by shutting the ATM down, send us an email.

Cook CEO, Brian Cook & Ronnie Lott!
What’s Happening at Cook Security Group!
Cook Community Builders (CCB) Update… Cook Security Group joins forces with NFL Hall of Famer, Ronnie Lott, All Stars Helping Kids & The Other Side of Basketball’s Athletic Clinic & Social Event! Last month, Cook Security Group, NFL Hall of Famer, Ronnie Lott, All Stars Helping Kids & The Other Side of Basketball’s Athletic Clinic teamed up to host an athletic clinic for Portland-area foster youth and children from the St. Mary’s Home for Boys. The purpose of the clinic was to give the participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive athletic leadership and teaching from an all-time great, while also learning how athletics, academics, and good citizenship can play a role in furthering their futures. We are pleased to say the event was a success!
Special thanks to our sponsors! We could not have hosted this special event without the help of our sponsors! Special thanks to Resers Fine Foods, Beaver Brand, Franz Bread and Technikos for supplying BBQ sides, condiments, buns, and entertainment for the event. Also, thank you to the volunteers at Cook who were able to coordinate the event and volunteer their time to assist!
For more information about the Cook Community Builders Program, click here!
Pizza Party Winners for September! Congratulations to the following customers for winning September’s pizza party drawings!
Oregon Community Credit Union– Eugene, OR
Opus Bank- Monrovia, CA
Wells Fargo Bank– Twin Falls, ID
Harborstone Credit Union- McChord, WA
WSECU- Spokane Valley, WA
Click here to win a pizza party for your branch!
Cook’s Monthly Survey Question! Congrats to Jill from Umpqua Bank for being this month’s survey winner! August’s question was: What famous rock concert opened on August 15th, 1969? Answer: Woodstock!
September’s question is: What was September named for? To answer, click here and you will automatically be entered to win a $25.00 gift card!
Randy’s “Craft Brew” of the Month: Servicing customers in six states… Our CMO, Randy Neu, enjoys exploring new craft breweries (with customers we might add!). That being said, this month’s Craft Brew is Jam Session IPA from Twelve Strings Brewing Company in Spokane Valley, WA! “Jam Session IPA is appropriate for this lighter fruit forward session IPA, and the name fits the brewery as the owner is a huge guitar fan (hence the twelve strings)!”, Randy states. Have a suggestion for Randy in OR, WA, CA, NV, ID or MT? Click here!
*New! Submit a Craft Brew! We want to know what your favorite craft brew is and why, and where you are drinking it! Submit a craft brew/pic and be entered to win a prize… If we post your craft brew/feedback/pic in an upcoming newsletter, you win instantly!
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In this Issue:
Cook Security Group announces partnership with AMAG Technology!
Card Skimming: The ATM fraud that just won’t go away?
What’s Happening at Cook Security Group!
Consumer Alert!

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