NEWS & ANALYSIS

Creating a Digital Evidence Policy

Now that most court cases involve digital evidence analysis, companies should develop a policy on retaining such documents.

Morning Security Brief: Unfit For Duty, Confrontation at Sea, Dead Men’s DNA, and More

A Florida newspaper’s investigative project reveals a wide range of misconduct among the state’s police and corrections officers. One Coast Guard member is dead after a confrontation with smugglers off the coast of California. Illinois police look to build a database of executed inmates to help solve cold cases. And more.

Fusion Centers Spark Debate at DHS Anniversary Discussion

The truthfulness of a controversial congressional investigative report looking into DHS support for fusion centers became a point of debate between a DHS lawyer and an ACLU representative during a homeland security panel discussion Wednesday.

Federal Court Rules FCRA Constitutional

In a ruling handed down last week, a federal district court upheld a provision of federal law that makes it illegal for consumer reporting agencies to disclose background check information that is more than seven years old.

Morning Security Brief: Cell Phone Records, Social Media, Tracking Chemicals, Hurricane Preparedness, and More

Police in the U.K. routinely extract and store information from suspects’ mobile phones. Infographic: Solving crime with social media. Peru to track overland chemical shipments using GPS. And more.

University of Michigan Combines Safety Offices after Child Porn Incident Highlights Lack of Communication

The University of Michigan is creating a new campus safety division after an incident where child porn was discovered in the university’s hospital, but not reported for months.

First Guilty Verdict in Operation Rhino

Yesterday, a Minneapolis janitor was convicted on five terrorism-related counts for facilitating the recruitment and travel of young men to join a Somali terrorist organization

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Operation Bitter Pill, bin Laden Movie, and More

Tips to stay secure online. Feds and Interpol knock over 700 knock-off medicine Web sites. National Geographic’s bin Laden movie gets an airdate. And more.

ACLU Finds Explosion in DOJ Electronic Surveillance

In between 2009 and 2011, the ACLU finds the Department of Justice communication intercepts have increased 64 percent.

Due Diligence Across Borders

Before developing a partnership with a foreign company, organizations must conduct a thorough investigation to ensure compliance with anticorruption laws.
 




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