Blog Posts Tagged with "Due Diligence"


Compliance Due Diligence Checks: Reference Interviews

February 10, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Compliance evaluation is becoming a more common component of the employee selection and hiring process. Many companies now specifically include due diligence in compliance parlance when hiring senior managers or others who will hold high levels of authority...

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Five Ways to Revamp Your Home-Based Business Security

January 26, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

No matter how small your operation, or even if you only occasionally work from home, clients trust you to protect their data — and laws in 46 states requires that you do so. Businesses must notify clients whose information is compromised, and notification can be costly...

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Importance of a Secure Supply Chain in Selecting IT Vendors

December 07, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

There have been numerous reports of rootkits and trojans that have been installed on component level chips designed to infiltrate networks from the inside. Government agencies have stepped up their diligence regarding what products are allowed to protect infrastructure at high security levels...

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Free From Defect Software License

November 22, 2011 Added by:Keith Mendoza

This is a question that I would like to pose to the open-source software community: Assuming that we can ignore the lawyers for a second, what amount of effort would you be willing to put to produce software that is free of defect from workmanship? How will you go about making sure?

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The Compliance Function in Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence

November 14, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Admittedly, the time during any due diligence for an assessment of compliance is limited. This may well lead to a purchasing entity completing a transaction with unknown compliance risks in place. This can have several negative consequences, including successor liability...

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A High Level Methodology to Show Due Diligence

October 18, 2011 Added by:David Sopata

Acquisitions, mergers, and new services may introduce new regulations within an organization. If they are not properly maintained they can fluctuate from compliant to non compliant within any given day. So the question is: Does your organization show due care and due diligence?

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Why Perform FCPA Due Diligence?

July 15, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Once again, the need for continued vigilance throughout the due diligence process. Simply because your agent/vendor/business relationship is located in the United States, does not mean that you can automatically limit your due diligence inquiry to a Level One search...

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The Benefits of FUD

July 06, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. Enemy of skeptic IT Pros, ally of marketers. Why do infosec pros talk about FUD in a negative light? Granted, some vendors push the FUD aspects of their marketing a bit too much. However, I think a little FUD can be a healthy thing. Let me explain...

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Where Are Your Default Admin Passwords?

June 24, 2011 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

The passwords should be constructed in two parts, each part entered by different person, which increases the complexity significantly and reduces the possibility of using social knowledge of a single person to attack the password. Also, no one single person knows the password...

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Security and Due Diligence

May 28, 2011 Added by:Chris Blask

Behind all the technology and corporations and globe-spanning markets and networks there are individual human beings. The actions and intent of those individuals shines through the layers between them and the rest of us like arc lights through kleenex. There is no replacement for intent...

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Human Error Leads to Third Strike for Sony

May 25, 2011 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

Organizations who are unable to measure situational awareness at the individual level will continue to suffer expensive breaches. All individuals need to understand their individual roles and responsibilities for protecting sensitive and personal information...

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Foreign Business Representatives: Some Red Flags

March 18, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Businesses look to the value obtained in the use of a foreign business representative. This simple economic analysis is not sufficient in the FCPA context. There should be a separate analysis on whether the foreign business representative has the substantive skills to perform the services requested...

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Documentation and the TRACE Due Diligence Guidebook

March 12, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Many companies focus on the specifics of a best practices FCPA compliance program, we believe they should also make documentation an over-arching principal in their compliance programs. Everything done or performed within the context of your FCPA compliance program should be documented...

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Is Your FCPA Compliance Program a Good Business Model?

January 21, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Companies need to be aware of developments and enhance their compliance program to meet these evolving standards. Authors Casadesus-Masanell and Ricart have provided a valuable guide for the FCPA compliance practitioner about how to set up a compliance business model for a company...

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Franchising and the FCPA

January 15, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Even if it is not the US franchisor’s own employees which engage in the FCPA violations, the US franchisor will still face the risk of an enforcement action if the franchisee’s employees engage in such conduct...

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The FCPA: Mergers and Acquisitions

January 01, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

The clear trend in FCPA enforcement is an increased and aggressive level of enforcement activity under the both the DOJ and Securities and Exchange Commission. Businesses must be particularly heedful in the engaging in the mergers and acquisitions process, whether acquiring other companies or being acquired...

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