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- The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a company is liable for pretexting undertaken by a third party on the company’s behalf. The court ruled that the company must pay compensatory and punitive damages to the employee who was the target of the investigation.


- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that a company violated federal law when it fired an employee for writing offensive and threatening remarks on newsletters in a staff break room.

Legal Report

- Courts have issued decisions on employee misconduct, background screening, and investigations.

Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance: It Can’t Happen to Us—Avoiding Corporate Disaster While Driving Success

- Although its intended audience is primarily senior corporate executives and board members, this book also makes an excellent how-to manual for any security manager.

How to Spot a Fake ID

- Security Officers need to be able to spot fake IDs presented at security checkpoints. Read about the most important questions they should ask and what they should look for on a driver's license.

CSO Wisdom: Get Smarter with These Tips From the Top

- Ever wish you could sit down with the top Chief Security Officers (CSOs) in the profession and get them to give you their best advice and lessons learned?

Morning Security Brief: Guard Company Sued After Sexual Assault, Surveillance Laws, Presidential Thief Sentenced, and More

- A woman is suing a security guard; Electronic Arts, where he worked; and the security guard company that employed him, after she was sexually assaulted on the job. How surveillance laws apply to text messaging apps. Man pleads guilty to stealing presidential equipment. And More.

CPJ Issues Statement on Newspaper That Hired Armed Guards

- “No journalist should be threatened in response to critical reporting,” the Committee to Protect Journalists says about the Journal News.

Most CBP’s Problem Agents Come from Posts on the Southwest Border

- A GAO investigation found that 65 percent of arrests for misconduct or corruption were of border patrol officers and agents stationed along the United States’ border with Mexico.

Workplace Violence

- A study conducted by the John Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response examines hospital shootings.


- Issuing blanket instruction to employees mandating that they should not discuss an investigation with their coworkers violates federal labor law. Find out why.

Staying Out of Court

- Negligent security lawsuits are costly, but preventing them need not be.


- By taking steps to incorporate resilience into the corporate culture, managers can make their companies more robust.

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