Entries by Eugene F. Ferraro

BUT FOR BAD DECISIONS AND MISTAKES

The late Dr. Donald Cressey was the first to recognize the relationship between behavioral transgressions and the ability to rationalize. As a sociologist and criminologist, Cressey expressed his theory in what has become known as the fraud triangle. Of its three elements, opportunity, motivation and rationalization, according to Cressey organizations can only control opportunity. Though […]

IS YOUR BOSS A PSYCHOPATH?

Hollywood loves psychopaths. The movie Wolf of Wall Street is a prime example of this destructive disorder’s ability to entertain us. The story contains a little bit of everything; financial corruption, lack of impulse control, drugs, sex, money and unbridled greed. It’s also a rags-to-riches and back to rags story of a real-life New York […]

OUR ASSET RECOVERY SERVICES TEAM ACHIEVE 100% RATE IN 2018

As anyone in business knows, recovering organizational property issued to remote workers when they leave can be difficult and frustrating. Our clients report that the problem is growing and losses due to unreturned organizational property is mounting since the economy began to recover two years ago. Increasingly, former employees are not returning organizational property when […]

HOW TO INVESTIGATE #METOO ALLEGATIONS

A proper investigation requires a mixture of skill, experience, and patience. The fundamental rules: Be fair, thorough, and professional. One after another, reports involving allegations of sexual misconduct continue to be made public. Many of these reports follow a similar scenario—a middle-aged, executive-level man allegedly uses his power and influence to target, and sometimes sexually […]

THE BIRTH OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT

The following is an excerpt from a forthcoming book by E.F. Ferraro entitled: How to respond and recover when falsely accused of sexual assault or other serious misconduct in the new #MeToo world where men are guilty until proven innocent The #MeToo movement (or sometimes simply referred to as the MeToo movement), with its many […]

BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION ISSUES UPDATED FCRA MODEL DISCLOSURES

On September 8, 2018, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (“Bureau”) issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures to reflect changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by recent legislation. In May 2018, Congress passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which requires nationwide consumer reporting agencies to […]

SO WHAT THE HECK IS “FOLDERING” AND WHO CARES?

President Donald Trump has received no shortage of publicity or scrutiny. But the news of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort being ordered to jail last month made headlines. A judge jailed Manafort after prosecutors claimed he attempted to tamper with the testimony of two potential witnesses in a criminal case he faces involving a Ukraine-related […]

ASIS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES 2018 COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES

ASIS International, the world’s largest association of security management professionals, is pleased to announce its 2018 Commission on Standards and Guidelines. The 28-member commission ensures the standards and guidelines development process is voluntary, nonproprietary, and consensus-based, utilizing the knowledge, experience, and expertise of ASIS members and the global security community. “This past year, the Commission […]

ASIS 2017 OFFERS BEST PRACTICES FOR WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

Leading security event to help address the significant growth of violence in the workplace Alexandria, VA (August XX, 2017)—ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, today unveiled the workplace violence focused education sessions that will be featured during its 63rd ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, TX. […]

TO MARK OR NOT TO MARK, THAT IS THE QUESTION!

Trademarks, whether registered or not are valuable assets. The Circle R, or ®, is used to show that the mark’s owner has registered their mark, be it a word, design or logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Unlike the TM (trademark) or SM (service mark) symbols, which can be used without registration, […]