Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Trade Secret Theft Investigation

We live in an age of information, of secrets, and often, thin cyber-walls constrain us. But your business is valuable to you, and the ideas and work done there belongs to that business. What do you do when you think employees are dealing in your trade secrets? What happens when employs break a Non-Disclosure Agreement? You hire Stough International to investigate trade secret theft.

According to Computer Forensic Associates, "If you suspect intellectual property theft, theft of trade secrets or patent theft and you need to prove it, you need to to take immediate action to collect and preserve the evidence.

Take these steps if you suspect theft of intellectual property by an employee:
  • Identify all computers, laptops, smart phones,and external devices that may hold potential evidence.
  • Secure the suspect computers and prevent further use until a forensic image can be collected.
  • Begin documenting why you suspect IP theft, fraud or patent infringement.
  • ...Make arrangements to capture a forensically sound image so you preserve the evidence and prevent tampering or spoliation."

According to NDAs for Free, "Whether or not you have an NDA, you can take legal action against the theft of your trade secrets, known as misappropriation, under state laws. Misappropriation is the acquisition or disclosure of trade secrets by improper means including theft, bribery and fraud. Examples include:
  • A company promises a competitor's employee a better job in return for providing trade secrets.
  • An employee furnishes trade secrets to a newspaper reporter.
  • Key employees take confidential customer information and open a competing business.
  • A hacker breaks into a company's computer network, downloads trade secret information and posts it on a website."

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stalker Prevention

How would you handle a stalker? Following you to the mailbox, your car, your work? Showing up at the movie theater while you're with your friends, at your kid's school? Among the myriad services we offer is stalking prevention. Before the problem gets out of hand, call us.

Here are some additional tips on stalking prevention:

    Confront the Problem by filing a police report – You need to have that document if you are going to prosecute the stalker. The police report is going to have detailed information of the incident to allow for the courts to see and be able to pass a fair judgment. Police reports are simply a form stating that you are documenting the incident and that you have informed the police to help you in the situation.

    Document – Put down when you see the man, where you were, and what he was doing whenever you are in contact with him. This way, you will have documented proof that he has been where you have been. He is going to have to show proof that he was there for other reasons and most likely then not, he won’t have the information.

    Defend yourself – If he is making contact with you, then you have the right to defend yourself from him. If he touches you in any way, you have the right to push or punch to get away from him. Hopefully it doesn’t get to that part. You are going to have to get away from him if he is going to advance. Running into the nearby shop is always going to be a good act to do if you are being followed. Crowds detract from stalking.

    Inform someone – You are doing well already by informing your husband about the situation and the police report is going to inform the police. This will also trigger the escort of a police officer to survey the area you go as well. You will be able to have the protection that is going to be needed. The more witnesses you have of this incident and the others, the better.

    Source: Law Advice Now

Friday, November 18, 2011

Background Checks

A thorough background check can protect your business, your home, your possessions, and even your family. Here's a listing of what you will get in EVERY background check we run:

Subject Full Name FAA Certifications
Subject Full Date of Birth FAA Aircrafts
Names/Aliases of Subject Watercraft
All People With Subject’s SSN
Voter Registration
Phone Records Hunting/Fishing Permit
Possible Criminal Records Bankruptcies in the last 10-15 years
Sexual Offenses State or Federal Tax Liens
Driver’s Licenses Small Claims Civil Judgments
Motor Vehicles Registered UCC Filings
National Motor Vehicle Accidents Property Ownership
Concealed Weapons Permit Possible Associates
Corporate Affiliations Possible 1st, 2nd & 3rd Degree Relatives
Professional Licenses

Please call for more information, 954-980-8444 , or Order Now.