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

Directors & Officers: Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation Loss Prevention

Chubb Insurance Company recently released a new loss prevention guide to help directors and officers prepare for litigation if their firm engages in a merger or an acquisition.  M&A activity is up and many companies and their directors and officers are being sued as a result of these transactions.  There are best corporate governan...
Posted: 3/12/2013 1:34:48 PM by MSI

Drake International the latest victim of hacking and extortion scheme

The Financial Post released an article outlining the latest hacking scheme for which the target was Drake International.  The hackers were seeking to extort payment in exchange for not releasing personal information of people who have used Drake's services.  These types of incidents are on the rise and companies need to prepare the...
Posted: 1/11/2013 9:46:17 AM by MSI

How to Prepare for Winter Driving

Winter is around the corner and it's important to prepare yourself for the difficult driving conditions that are approaching.  Installing winter tires on your vehicle is one of the best ways to prepare for the winter months.  Wheels.ca has released a video comparing vehicles with and without winter tires that we thought you would b...
Posted: 11/16/2012 10:54:06 AM 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

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