Christine Peterson

RMA Presents at CSI Week at Meredith College

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Chris Peterson presented Enemies at the Gate – or Are They Already Inside? as part of CSI Week at Meredith College. CSI Week allows students at Meredith to explore career opportunities in law enforcement and related fields. The event is sponsored by the Sociology and Criminology Programs, and the Sociology & Criminology Club (and with the support of Political Science, …

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Held Hostage by a Dishonest Employee

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Compliance, Computer Forensics, Corporate Compliance, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Theft, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud

I recently was involved in a case in which a company employee was discovered using a company credit card for personal reasons. This happens occasionally, and one would think that immediately terminating the dishonest employee would resolve the issue. But what happens when the employee is the one and only IT person for the company? Many companies have only one person …

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RMA Presents BYOD Policies at RTP CFO Forum

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Chris Peterson and http://www.rmasecurity.com/about-rma/team-profiles/russell-w-gilmore/ presented BYOD (Bring Your Own Device): Issues and Implications for Companies at the September RTP CFO Forum. The program discussed security issues and considerations for companies when employees connect personal devices to the company network. What issues need to be considered to accommodate lawsuits, audits, and records requests? How can companies prepare for lost or stolen …

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Terminating an Employee and Company Data

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics, Corporate Compliance, Theft, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud

Having to terminate an employee is never easy. To make the process even more difficult, consider the recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Courion which stated that 19% of employees age 18 to 34 would take company data with them if they knew they were about to be fired. Read the full story here. Depending on the …

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Security in the Office – A Checklist

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Embezzlement, Fraud, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Theft, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud, Training

How is your security? The following checklist illustrates the necessary aspects of security that must be addressed for a secure environment. Comply with and support your company’s safety and security program and regulations, and insist that others do the same. Protect wallets, keys, purses, and other personal valuables on the job. This especially includes smartphones and tablets. Challenge strangers in …

RMA Presents PI 230 and PI 240 Training

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RMA presented two days of PI training to over twenty students in Raleigh, NC. PI 230 was presented on Monday, December 10. Mike Epperly provided information on Legal Issues for Private Investigators. Marty Coolidge taught a course on Executive Protection. Billy Green presented Elements of Physical Security. PI 240 was presented on Tuesday, December 11. Rusty Gilmore provided training on …

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Employment Law: Can You Police Social Media?

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Guest blogger Mimi Soule specializes in employment law at the Soule Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. This article was originally published on the website of Forrest Firm. Lately, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is taking a particularly active interest in employer polices regarding social media. For those of us living and working in a Right-to-Work state like North …

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Massachusetts Drug Lab Scandal

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Background Investigation, Compliance, Fraud, News

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, the News and Observer covered the story of Annie Dookhan, a chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab. This story underscores some of the devastation that can result when an organization doesn’t follow basic security principles which require both screening and guardianship. The lack of screening and guardianship at the Massachusetts state drug lab has already …

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Legal Requirements as Mobile Devices Inundate Offices

Protus3 Business Continuity Planning, Compliance, Computer Forensics, Corporate Compliance, Crisis Management Planning, Electronic Data Recovery, Intellectual Property, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

By Elizabeth Johnson Originally published in Business North Carolina’s Law Journal, May 2012 issue With 87% of employees confirming they use personal electronic devices for work, designing a workable “bring-your-own-device” program is probably overdue. BYOD is a tricky issue; 48% of companies claim they would never authorize employees to use personal devices for work, but 57% acknowledge that employees do …

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Yahoo Chief Executive Scott Thompson Steps Down

Tasha D. Dyson Background Investigation, Compliance, Fraud

Based on experience with some of our clients, there seems to be an assumption that applicants for C-level positions are somehow immune from falsifying information and are above reproach. The assumption seems to be that since an applicant has worked at “Alpha Company”, there is no need for “Beta Company” to do a thorough background investigation. The faulty logic is …