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Believe your employer doesn’t know about your legal problems? Think again

An employee gets stopped over the weekend for a DUI. Unbeknownst to him once his name hits the police’s public database, his employer will know about …

The Workplace

Government Warms to Continuous Monitoring of Personnel With Clearances

<b>Days after Navy contractor Aaron Alexis murdered</b> 12 people during a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, Pentagon …

Government

Continuous Screening of Employees Will Gain More Acceptance as Critical Post-Hire Due Diligence Tool

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas AhearnWhile most companies currently perform background screening on employees once at the pre-hire stage, …

Background Check

Outsider or Insider: Who Will Cause Today's Data Breach?

In today’s cybercrime landscape, threats come not only from all sides, but also from within. In its annual Threat Intelligence Index, IBM X-Force …

Cybersecurity

Bupa Employee Fired After 547,000 Customers' Data Compromised

Bupa Employee Fired After 547,000 Customers' Data CompromisedThe Bupa employee responsible for copying and removing data relating to 547,000 …

Trump’s leaks crackdown sends chills through national security world

Agency officials say measures have been taken to isolate leakers, creating a culture of fear.<p>National security officials across the federal government say they are seeing new restrictions on who can access sensitive information, fueling fears in the intelligence and security community that the …

National Security Agency (NSA)

What is a 'smishing' scam?

United States

Phishing and Social Engineering Cause Over Half of Cyber Incidents

Phishing and Social Engineering Cause Over Half of Cyber IncidentsThe Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has called for improved user education and …

Windows 10 to Get Built-in Protection Against Most Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware Ransomware Everywhere Not a Single Place to Hide!<p>But, Microsoft has a simple solution to this problem to protect millions of its users …

Risk Management – Preventing Corporate Espionage

Preventing Corporate Espionage<p>by | March 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm<p>China enjoyed a monopoly on silk production for hundreds of years when, at times, silk was …

Workplace Violence Occurring At Alarming Rate: Time For Employers To Be Proactive

...If necessary, you should consider retaining a private armed security <b>service</b>. Unfortunately, your local law enforcement department is often limited …

The Workplace

Grocery store employee kills 3 coworkers, himself, police say

A grocery store employee in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, shot and killed three of his co-workers early this morning before killing himself, the …

Crime

Watchdog: NSA needs to boost insider-threat protocols

While the intelligence agency has implemented several of the Secure-the-Net initiatives launched in the wake of the Edward Snowden leak, additional …

National Security Agency (NSA)

3 Doctors Shot Inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Three doctors were shot inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the Mount Hope neighborhood of the Bronx on Friday afternoon, according to a Fire Department official.<p>The condition of the doctors was not known and as of midafternoon the attacker was still at large, the official said. The police had …

Crime

Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with transmitting top-secret documents to a Chinese agent.<p>Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old …

Fifth Circuit: Employee Taking Data to Work for Competitor Violates Texas Hacking Law

Before leaving his employment at Merritt Hawkins & Associates (MHA), Larry Gresham allegedly accessed MHA’s computer network and copied 400 of MHA’s …

Cybersecurity

Ex-Admin Deletes All Customer Data and Wipes Servers of Dutch Hosting Provider

Verelox, a provider of dedicated KVM and VPS servers based in The Hague, Netherlands, suffered a catastrophic outage after a former administrator …

Security

Phishing Examples: Even the Security Folks Get Targeted...Again!

Negativity: Cure Your Staff Effectively (and Legally)

Just about every manager has to deal with personality conflicts, interpersonal friction, bad attitudes … normal, everyday, run-of-the-mill negativity …

How to make your employees care about cybersecurity: 10 tips

People are the largest security vulnerability in any organization. Here's some expert advice on how to make cybersecurity training more effective and …

Cybersecurity

Gunman kills 3, shoots self at UPS building in SF

As UPS workers were gathered for a regular Wednesday morning exercise meeting at their San Francisco distribution center, a man wearing the delivery company’s trademark brown uniform burst in and opened fire, killing three people and wounding at least two others before fatally shooting himself in …

San Francisco

Workplace Violence Occurring At Alarming Rate: Time For Employers To Be Proactive

It’s a news headline we’ve seen too often, including several times in recent weeks: another disgruntled employee or former employee has entered the …

The Workplace

Judicial Watch obtains new classified Clinton emails

A nonprofit legal watchdog claimed Thursday that newly unearthed documents show Hillary Clinton sent and received more classified information on her private server than previously known, and that the papers also show top aide Huma Abedin did favors for Clinton Foundation insiders.<p>Judicial Watch …

Hillary Clinton

State Department probes Clinton handling of government emails, could pull her security clearance

The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s top diplomat, Fox News has learned. Despite being under investigation, Clinton and her staffers still have security …

Hillary Clinton

Spot the Phish Quiz

First Name<p>Last Name<p>Nickname<p>Your nickname will be shown in a public, online leaderboard. Do not include any information that you do not want to be …

Phishing: Latest trends and how to stop it

Open Source Network Security Tools for Beginners

With so many open source tools available to help with network security, it can be tricky to figure out where to start, especially if you are an IT …

What Small Business Owners Needs to Know about Embezzlement

paulbr75 / PixabayThe possibility of employees stealing from the company isn’t something that any business owner wants to think about, but it’s a …

Small Business

Home Depot employee stole $30K with false returns

By DAVE O'BRIEN Staff Writer Published: June 9, 2017 4:00 AM<p>A Stow woman accused of stealing nearly $30,000 from the Streetsboro Home Depot where she …

Crime

Former ICE employee ordered to pay $36,000 for theft of government property

DALLAS — A former employee with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was sentenced in federal court …

U.S. Attorneys