WHAT IF IT’S REAL? THOUGHTS REGARDING THE GROWING PROBLEM OF BOMB THREATS

I recently read an article in Security Management (SM) magazine on the topic of bomb threats targeting schools and realized it had been some time since I received a call from a client requesting assistance responding to a bomb threat. The thought gave way to wondering if schoolplace bomb threats were such a problem, why […]

INVALID OR IMPOSSIBLE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

Social Security Numbers or SSNs as they are more commonly called, are neither random nor are they a useless string of meaningless numbers. Each SSN as three elements. The first three digits are termed the “Area”. The next two digits are the “Group” and the last four are the “Serial”. Each element has a purpose […]

HOW TO PRACTICE ETHICS

“I am incredibly nervous that we will implode in a wave of accounting scandals…the business world will consider [our] past successes as nothing but an elaborate accounting hoax,” Sherron Watkins of Enron Corporation wrote in a six-page letter dated August 15, 2001. Watkins, Enron’s vice president of corporate development, sensed that the end was near […]

TEN BEST HIRING TIPS FOR 2016

There can be no argument, our employees are our most valuable asset.  They can make us, as easily as they can break us.  However, many employers don’t take the time or expend the necessary resources to seek out, and hire the best people possible. The result is often disappointment and frustration, and sometimes even litigation. […]

RECOVERING THE COST OF YOUR INVESTIGATIONS

Like most effective processes, the investigator’s effort should also produce measurable results. First and most immediate, is the return on investment, or ROI. The properly engineered investigation will often produce tangible, measurable results such as the recovery of stolen property or money; the termination of dishonest employees or vendors; and of course, successful prosecution when […]