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Background Checks

- A federal district court has ruled that an employee who was incorrectly linked to a negative background check may not pursue a class action lawsuit against the consumer reporting agency that conducted the check. The court found that the lawsuit was too broad because the plaintiff could not prove that most negative checks were inaccurate.

Legal Report

- Courts rule in one case that a person cannot bring a class action suit against a company that inaccurately reported negative findings in a background check, and in another that employees may pursue a lawsuit against their employer to be compensated for time spent in security screening.

Making Sure that Employees Who Travel Consider Security

- Sending employees to foreign countries on behalf of business can result in lucrative outcomes and new and exciting experiences for the traveler. Read more about how companies can properly prepare employees so that they can best protect themselves and the company’s proprietary information.

Data Breaches

- According to a recent survey of IT professionals conducted by the Ponemon Institute, insider fraud is on the rise, with data breaches being one of the most common threats. However, fewer than half of the companies surveyed say they are prepared to deal with the challenge. Read about those and other findings online.

Is Whistleblowing Working?

- As the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program—designed to help catch fraud at financial institutions—reaches its one year anniversary, experts look at how it is working.

Bribery and Corruption: Navigating the Global Risks

- Bribery and corruption in international business have been part of national cultures for as long as individuals have traded goods and services. The authors of this book focus on educating business leaders and employees about how to avoid corrupt practices, and they do it very well.

Cisco Executive Discusses Evolving Perspectives on Cybersecurity

- Companies need to shift their focus in cybersecurity and vendors need to cooperate more, according to Bret Hartman, chief technology officer for Cisco’s Security Technology Group.

Don’t Overdo Data Retention

- Experts urge companies to revisit their data retention policies to ensure that they are culling information archives effectively.

The Risky Business of Travel

- Companies requiring that employees travel to other countries must have strong travel security programs to protect both personnel and corporate information.

Social Media

- A global study by Proskauer includes best practices for businesses that allow social media at work for corporate and personal use. Read the full results of the study.

Investigations

- A California appeals court has ruled that an employee may be legally fired for failing to cooperate with an in internal investigation.

Workplace Violence

- Find out how Purdue Pharma analyzed their security program to come into compliance with the ANSI/ASIS Standard on Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention. View a Power Point presentation on how the company defined what issues needed to be updated.

Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition

- Experienced author and security professional, Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, PCI, has successfully updated his previous work on the subject.
 




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