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Theft From Afar: Hacking into RFID

- Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is used in everything from retail antitheft devices to inventory tracking and access control. It’s gaining in popularity as a security solution, but companies should be aware of its vulnerabilities, say experts.

Retailers Call for Federal Regulation of Online Auction Sites

- Criminals take to sites like e-Bay to sell their stolen goods.

Italy Leads Europe in Bank Robberies

- Italy's bank robbers are the busiest in Europe, but they are not the most productive

Security Goes to School

- New rules for the discovery of electronic evidence go into effect this month. Also, a range of laptop locks, and a study of data theft from higher-education institutions.

A Look at Laptop Theft

- Twenty-nine percent of all stolen laptops are taken from offices, with thefts from cars responsible for another 25 percent of laptop losses, according to survey data from CREDANT Technologies, a security software provider. Some of the 283 executives who responded to the survey noted that office laptops had been stolen despite being locked or even glued to desktops.  

Laptop Theft

- Read these security recommendations, including a lobby security checklist for office buildings, to prevent laptop thefts.

Laptop Lessons Learned?

- Who’s responsible for restoring the Web after disruption? Also, advice on laptop security, a book on corporate blogs, and slow compliance with the PCI data security standard.

Laptop Lessons Learned?

- After a spate of well-publicized thefts of government laptops earlier this year, Clay Johnson III, deputy director for management with the Office of Management and Budget, sent a memorandum to department heads urging them to take action to safeguard information properly.

Counterfeiting

- A bill (formerly H.R. 32) that would prohibit trafficking in labels or similar packaging, with knowledge that a counterfeit mark has been applied to them, has been signed into law (P.L. 109-181). Under the new law, the definition of “counterfeit mark” includes any mark on a label or packaging that is substantially indistinguishable from a trademarked design, and that is likely to mislead consumers. Any article that bears a counterfeit mark will be subject to forfeiture.

Cargo Security Getting Some Respect

- Cargo theft

Counterfeiting

- A bill (H.R. 32) that would prohibit trafficking in labels or similar packaging, with knowledge that a counterfeit mark has been applied to them, has been approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It has been sent to President Bush for his approval. Under the bill, the definition of “counterfeit mark” includes any mark on a label or packaging that is substantially indistinguishable from a trademarked design, and that is likely to mislead consumers. Under H.R. 32, any article that bears a counterfeit mark will be subject to forfeiture.

Retail Theft

- Retail workers who steal from their employers are far more likely to seize opportunity and take cash from the register than to plan a heist, according to a recent study of retail theft in the United Kingdom. The study found the most serious deterrent to workplace theft is a CCTV system.

Fraud Controls

- A paper discusses how internal auditors can identify fraud risks and cultivate a vigorous whistleblower program in their organizations.
 




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