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Cisco Executive Discusses Evolving Perspectives on Cybersecurity

- Companies need to shift their focus in cybersecurity and vendors need to cooperate more, according to Bret Hartman, chief technology officer for Cisco’s Security Technology Group.

Don’t Overdo Data Retention

- Experts urge companies to revisit their data retention policies to ensure that they are culling information archives effectively.

The Risky Business of Travel

- Companies requiring that employees travel to other countries must have strong travel security programs to protect both personnel and corporate information.

Social Media

- A global study by Proskauer includes best practices for businesses that allow social media at work for corporate and personal use. Read the full results of the study.

Investigations

- A California appeals court has ruled that an employee may be legally fired for failing to cooperate with an in internal investigation.

Workplace Violence

- Find out how Purdue Pharma analyzed their security program to come into compliance with the ANSI/ASIS Standard on Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention. View a Power Point presentation on how the company defined what issues needed to be updated.

Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition

- Experienced author and security professional, Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, PCI, has successfully updated his previous work on the subject.

Monitoring Social Media Use

- More businesses are using social media to promote their brands, and that raises issues about when and how they should monitor what employees do with it.

Developing a Prevention Policy

- Find out how one company drafted a workplace violence policy that conforms to best practices laid out by the ASIS standard.

Wrongful Discharge

- Virginia’s high court has ruled that an individual supervisor may be held liable in a wrongful discharge claim. In the case, a female employee was fired by her supervisor after she refused to get divorced and begin an affair with him. The court ruled that “employer-only liability would be insufficient to deter wrongful discharges.”

Trade Secrets

- An employee accused of stealing intellectual property from his employer must turn over his personal iPhone to be examined as part of the discovery process. The judge ruled that, because of the phone’s functionality, the order was “tantamount to ordering the production of [a] computer.”

Employment

- An employee who was fired after a Facebook post showed her at a party when she was on leave for debilitating back pain may not sue her employer after she was fired for fraud. 

Background Screening

- A federal appeals court has ruled that a company did not violate a former employee’s confidentiality when it disclosed medical information to prospective employers.
 




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