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Videotaping People Without Them Knowing

June 19th, 2017 Comments off

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It is usually assumed that those who work in advertising or marketing have to be creative; however, I believe there is a need for creativity in any department. I would equate problem solving as being creative.

As I left the building last night, I saw a project that one of our staff members from the investigations department was working on. Wood, concrete, spray paint and some other materials were being constructed into a contraption to hide a camera to capture video surveillance of a subject for an insurance compensation fraud case for one of our clients. Hidden camera surveillance provides successful results like this one for Aviva.

Over the years, I have seen covert cameras installed into all sorts of everyday objects such as briefcases, sunglasses, pens, and clocks. However, this was the first elaborate build I had seen.

Shaun from our investigations department was not only exuding creativity but clear dedication as well. Kudos to Shaun and the rest of our investigations department for their tireless efforts fighting fraud.

Caught Cheating

April 27th, 2016 Comments off

nikeRecently, a nineteen-year-old cyclist was banned from competing for six years for using a bike with a hidden motor in it. I didn’t even realize this was possible, but after reading the story and watching this video of motorized bikes, it is doable and remarkable.

I find it surprising that individuals would cheat at this level of sport, knowing that there is technology to catch foul play; no different than the technology used to cheat. But, I suppose that the real race in cheating is staying ahead of technology.

This topic can relate back to the corporate world. If people are consistently inventing ways to steal from your business, what are you doing to counter it? Whether you apply new technology, use social media for intelligence, penetration testing, security audits or investigations, you have to think like someone trying to beat the existing system, and stay a step ahead.

AFIMAC Global in Canadian HR Report: Hunting for Clues Online

April 19th, 2016 Comments off

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