June 2019 SM Online
Print Issue: June 2019
Only 11 major exporting countries have active or moderate law enforcement against companies that bribe in other countries, according to Transparency International.
Targeted attacks against the personal digital lives of high value targets are often more disruptive than direct attacks against the enterprise, says a report from Cypiant Black.
In its annual Threat Intelligence Index, IBM's X-Force found that cryptojacking attacks increased 450 percent while ransomware attacks declined 45 percent.
Developing a culture of integrity, ethics, and respect was the most important ethics and compliance objective, according to a NAVEX Global survey.
Americans under the age of 26 are more likely to be arrested than Americans born in previous decades. Arrest rates of whites and women are increasing rapidly.
A report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center found, among other things, that the number of white nationalist groups surged by almost 50 percent from 2017 to 2018:
The European Union is approving uniform protections for whistleblowers, providing legal guarantees to persons exposing corruption, tax evasion, and other crimes.
An Israeli bank pleaded guilty to helping U.S. taxpayers hide income and assets from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
A Missouri Supreme Court found it is illegal for employers to discriminate based on sexual stereotyping.
U.S. federal agents arrested various persons in a nationwide conspiracy that allowed students who had cheated on college entrance exams admission into top U.S. universities.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that families of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting victims can sue Remington for its involvement in the incident.
Covidien, a healthcare products and medical devices manufacturing company, agreed to a more than $17 million settlement over allegations of violating the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
The U.S. Judicial Conference approved a package of workplace conduct-related reforms for the federal court system.
A Utah man was charged with a hate crime after attacking three men with a metal pole.
A former Mozambique finance minister and other state officials, business executives, and investment bankers were accused of a $2 billion fraud and money laundering scheme.
Legislation would limit an employer's ability to enter into non-competition agreements with certain entry-level, low-wage employees, and would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act.
New legislation in Illinois would ban employers, employment agencies, and recruiters from acquiring an applicant's prior salary information; and would strengthen pay equity protections and pay transparency provisions.
Legislation would provide a safe harbor for financial institutions that maintain a customer account or customer transaction at the request of a Federal or state law enforcement agency.
INTERNET OF THINGS
A U.S. bill would regulate government-owned Internet of Things devices. It could also influence the commercial sector to adopt higher security standards.
A New Jersey resident was sentenced to 16 years in prison and a life term of supervised release for trying to build and use a pressure cooker bomb in New York for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
A Chinese tech company is suing the United States over a law that prohibits federal agencies from buying its telecommunications equipment.