How to RedTeam Test to Address Security Flaws

Red Team testing, or otherwise known as physical security penetration testing (pen test), occurs more often than is typically discussed amongst perhaps more sexy topics in the security industry like Executive Protection, Workplace Violence Prevention, or Event Security.  However, the benefits learned if the red-teaming is done well can help solidify the very essential elements of a good security program.

Having administered in the proximity of 200+ pen tests over the course of the last half dozen years approximately I can say that no two tests often happen to be the same.  Varying up days of the week and times of the day that tests are conducted will help ascertain the most robust, holistic information regarding a security program. … Read More

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance Issues Fifth Annual Anti-Corruption Survey

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Corruption concerns are increasingly impacting companies’ decisions about forming or expanding partner relationships and conducting business in emerging markets, according to this year’s Dow Jones State of Anti-Corruption Compliance Survey.

The results of the fifth annual survey will be launched today at Dow Jones’ Global Compliance Symposium being held in Washington, DC. This year’s survey interviewed compliance professionals from more than 380 companies worldwide.

Of the companies represented, 67% stopped or delayed working with a business partner due to concerns about violating anti-corruption regulations. More than 50% of respondents said they had stopped or delayed a venture into emerging markets for the same reason. … Read More

Expanding FCPA violations to include commercial bribery:


Invoking other provisions that lack a materiality threshold would hold companies liable for violations related to all transactions, not only those related to the FCPA’s anti-bribery guidelines

With the high-profile investigations into alleged FCPA violations by Walmart and GlaxoSmithKline, companies have become more convinced federal regulators mean business when it comes to enforcing anti-corruption laws. What corporate compliance departments may be less aware of is that, in addition to bribery directed at foreign government officials, the SEC and Department of Justice plan to get tougher on commercial bribery as well. As reported by the FCPA blog recently, the SEC’s FCPA unit chief, Kara Brockmeyer, announced at a conference in November that the commission will use the FCPA’s accounting provisions to go after commercial bribery that comes to light during probes into bribery of foreign officials, paying extra attention to a company’s books and records.… Read More