Self-Incrimination vs. File-Encryption: Digital Forensics and the Death of the 5th Amendment

Self-Incrimination vs. File-Encryption: Digital Forensics and the Death of the 5th Amendment
Hacking the Constitution

In January 2012, U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn ruled that a defendant in a digital forensics criminal case must turn over the unencrypted contents of her currently encrypted laptop. The defendant, Ramona Fricosu of Colorado, is charged with bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and providing false statements to financial institutions in connection with her…

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Undercover Boss: Where Reality TV Intersects with the Workplace

Undercover Boss, is a reality television series that places the CEO’s or Presidents of businesses in entry-level positions to work alongside unwary lower-level employees.  Usually, the CEO’s of large businesses are so far up the chain of command, they lack exposure to the day-to-day activities of the employees who drive their companies’ profitability. The show,…

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Going Undercover an “Incredible Opportunity” for one CEO

Going Undercover an “Incredible Opportunity” for one CEO
CEO of global disaster-recovery firm Belfor was featured on Undercover Boss, hanging drywall and crawling under homes incognito.

Belfour Holdings CEO Sheldon Yellen was recently interviewed regarding his experience on the show Undercover Boss. Yellen worked alongside low-level workers removing soot, hanging dry wall and crawling underneath homes. Mr. Yellen recognized that working in the trenches helped him to better understand his company’s needs and the importance of getting unadulterated feedback from his…

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Poor Communication Creates Inefficient Employees

A recent study on workplace productivity found that employees spend nearly half of their time of any given workday on unproductive tasks.  For small and mid-size business owners, the loss of worker productivity can amount to almost a million dollars a year. In a study conducted by Webtorials, it was noted that employees waste a significant portion…

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How to Avoid Workplace Violence

  Threats of terrorist acts and mass shootings are occurring at an alarming rate.  Employers are being forced to think about the safety and security of their employees like never before.  With that in mind, we have assembled some useful tips for protecting your business and employees.   Know your Industry Some industries are inherently…

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How to Increase your Chances of Surviving a Mass Shooting

With the recent San Bernardino mass shooting at a holiday work party, we felt it would be prudent to discuss some recommendations if you put into such a terrible situation.   With the holiday work party season kicking into full gear, people are fearful of similar incidents. Flee: If possible, clear the building as soon as…

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Virginia Shooter Claims he was Victim of Harassment, Bullying

Virginia killer Lester Flanagan wrote a 23-page manifesto detailing his trials and tribulations as a gay black man, blaming racism for causing Flanagan to shoot two white journalists on live television.  Flanagan wrote that he feels he has been bullied and a victim of harassment. Flanagan claimed that he suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and…

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