Foreign Corruption and Director Liability Risk in Canada

There have been few cases under Canada’s 14 yr old CFPOA – Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act -  but the risk, to Canadian companies and their directors and executive management, of an investigation is getting far more press now than only a few years ago. Corporate Canada is not exactly widely known for disclosure and tr...
Posted: 1/10/2014 5:41:52 PM by MSI

Emerging Online Security Threats

Trend Micro, a provider of cloud computing and internet security systems released a statement summarizing what they feel are the top 10 security threats.  The top two threats are "Exploit Kits" and "Traffic Detection Systems" (TDS). Exploit kits are a bundle of code that let hackers exploit the most prevalent security f...
Posted: 7/24/2012 9:41:15 AM by MSI

Employee Theft (aka Fraud, Fidelity, White Collar Crime) in Canada

Here is another good example that Canadian companies are not immune to employee theft. The Toronto Star reports, here, of Controller Timothy Rodkin, 42, sentenced to five years for defrauding his employer, a medical research firm. The reported value of the loss was $12 million, but even with that amount of loss, in a private company, a for...
Posted: 5/22/2012 10:35:05 AM by MSI

Systemic Loss

Here is some new press that should be viewed as a great reminder of risk of systemic loss in any industry.  It is also a great example of an accepted practice being judged in hindsight as unacceptable. MetLife Settlement Near $500 million, here.  This is the CBSNEW.com version, but there are many others available.   As fa...
Posted: 4/26/2012 2:48:22 PM by MSI

Director and Officer Liability without Culpability

There has always been risk of personal loss to directors, even in absence of intent to harm. Such loss is usually financial loss and not criminal incarceration. However, even though this financial loss may be limited to legal fees incurred to achieve dismissal  or settlement (at least in the situation of absence of intent), such fees can be...
Posted: 9/30/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Injury Risk

Physical injury is an extremely important risk to organizations. Most high risk industries, like construction, have very strong employee safety policies and procedures. Some organizations, like amateur sport leagues, may not have the resources necessary to educate and respond to safety concerns. Chartis has launched their “aHEAD of the GAM...
Posted: 8/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

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