McCann White Papers and Case Studies
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There are few things more sacred to Americans than the right to vote. This right is the cornerstone of our system of government and has been purchased with the blood of thousands of patriots throughout our country’s history. Every two years a new election cycle begins and American go to the polls to choose their leaders and vote on referendums and every two years the legitimacy of our voting system is up for debate.
Like any other organization, for profit or not, nonprofit organizations are prime targets for unscrupulous volunteers and employees to take advantage of and steal from. In some ways, nonprofit organizations are easier targets than their for-profit counterparts. Many nonprofit
organizations rely on volunteers, who often are tasked with multiple positions, to ensure the donations and earnings are spent in-line with the organization’s goals. This situation sets the stage for serious risk of embezzlement, as well as potential tax liability problems.
In 2009, Facebook was listed as a contributing factor to 20% of all divorces in the United States. It was also reported that in 2011 social networking was a factor in about one-third of divorces in the United Kingdom. There’s no questions that online behavior is affecting how people in the western world fare in their long-term relationships. While the pros and cons of social networking on marriages is an interesting topic for another day, it’s the implications of a person’s digital lifestyle on the divorce process that will be examined here. READ MORE
The best time for a company to implement or fix inadequacies in their non-compete agreements is BEFORE an issue is raised or litigation needs to be filed. The potential damage on an otherwise healthy business, through the theft of proprietary information, is immeasurable. Below are the top 10 best practices for non-compete enforcement, as well as some general tips of making your non-compete agreements more “iron-clad.” READ MORE
This paper discusses the very serious allegations of possession of child pornography in the workplace and how managers can best deal with the allegations and effect an in depth investigation. Due to the gravity of this type of allegation, the proper steps must be taken in order to ensure that managers conduct sound investigations in order to potentially damaging civil or criminal liability. READ MORE
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) recently conducted research in its 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse about the effects of fraud on business revenues. There were a variety of fascinating findings in the study. READ MORE
White Paper - Digital Intellectual Property Theft: Protecting Your Organization from Potential Attacks
This paper explores the complexities of digital intellectual property. The sophistication of cyber assaults has increased at alarming rate allowing hackers to steal intellectual property from individuals and small companies, to large companies with a significant global presence. Threats come from not only state-sponsored cybercriminals, but also from internal employees. Companies must look at securing their data from the view point of a hacker, rather than a company trying to protect its assets. READ MORE
Do you really know your IT person? This individual has access to you network and there is the potential for serious network breach and data loss. There are no licensing requirements IT security professionals. READ MORE
Although data has been deleted from a smart phone, often that data is recoverable. If recovered by a licensed computer forensics expert, this data is admissible in court cases. READ MORE
Texting and driving is the number one cause of death for teen agers and many drivers admit to texting while driving. READ MORE
Partnerships in businesses are formed with the intent of benefiting both partners. However, an incomplete background investigation can put the business at risk. A comprehensive background investigation of a potential partner can prevent catastrophe. READ MORE
Warring spouses are embracing technology in divorce cases. Spyware and key loggers are relatively inexpensive and easy to install for even the most novice computer user. READ MORE
Technology has given rise to the online affair. If there is infidelity occurring, it is taking place on computers, laptops and especially smart phones. READ MORE
The Senior Most IT Professional has an atypical power structure that differs from any other professional in his or her class. The CEO is constantly scrutinized by the shareholders, the CFO is overseen by a 3rd party audit committee, and the COO is under frequent discussions with the CFO and CEO. READ MORE
Identity Theft is a crime that has been around for a long time, but has only in recent decades gotten out of control. Looking toward the future, it seems that this crime will continue to be on the forefront of expanding criminal enterprise. READ MORE
If one heard the phrase "my phone is bugged" ten or fifteen years ago, the first image that would come to mind would be a scene from some 1980s movie in which the main character discovers a recording device attached to his landline phone socket. READ MORE