How to Protect Your Small Business From Hackers

“31% of all targeted attacks [in 2012] were aimed at businesses with less than 250 employees.” – 2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec. This represents an alarming 300 per cent increase from 2011. It’s not just large, multi-national companies that should worry about cyber-criminals. Small businesses are also at risk. Why are cyber-criminals targeting small businesses?...

The Job of a Private Investigator 100 Years From Now

The nature of how private investigators do their work has changed since the advent of the Internet. They spend less time working in the field and more time behind their desks looking at social media profiles, searching public records and strategically using advanced search engine features. Fast forward 100 years from now, as intelligence becomes more...

Important Role Social Media Plays in Online Investigations

Social media networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Foursquare have large amounts of information that are publicly accessible and fair game for a private investigator. Facebook alone has over one billions users. Twitter boasts over 575 million users with LinkedIn weighing in at more than 200 million users. Chances are high that your...

The Cutting Edge of Facial Recognition Capabilities

The facial recognition market is estimated to grow from $1.92 billion in 2013 to $6.5 billion by 2018, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 27.7%. Interest in facial recognition spans many sectors, including government, utilities and business. North America is positioned to be the largest market for...

Top 7 Myths About Being a Private Investigator

Many of the stereotypes that people have about private investigators come from the movies and novels. They aren't based on fact, but on what makes for an entertaining movie or a suspenseful novel. Here are are some of the most common myths people have about what it's like to be a PI: Being a PI...

How Fast-food Restaurants Can Protect Reputation Online

Fast-food diners want a better experience overall, says Consumer Reports, who found that only 60 per cent of customers were satisfied. This underwhelming statistic held true whether the method of service was cafeteria-style, by delivery, drive-through or a typical over the counter transaction. What happens when customers are not satisfied with their fast-food dining experience? What...

The Fight Against Counterfeiting – A Global Problem

Counterfeiting is a global problem. The value of counterfeiting is estimated by the OECD to be $250 billion per year. In addition to the  considerable economic impact, counterfeits - such as for drugs, food fraud and liquor - can have serious health consequences. Counterfeit Clothing Counterfeit clothing  is extremely difficult to combat, especially since the quality of the...

App Lets You Use and Dispose of Private Numbers

“Whether you’re looking for a local number for business or personal, Hushed will keep it Hushed!” – Hushed website Hushed is an app that allows you to create private numbers you can dispose of without a trace. What makes this app unique is that you’re able to contact anyone anonymously. The app works on both the...

Difference Between a Body Guard and Executive Protection Professional

"That's the difference between a bodyguard and a protection professional: One specializes in muscles and has a gun, and the other may be less physically imposing but is better prepared to identify threats before they materialize," says David Katz, president and CEO of the Global Security Group, which provides training and consulting for executive...

How Can Counterfeiting Hurt Your Brand?

They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. When it comes to brands, however, the intentions of counterfeiters are always less than noble and brand owners should be ready to protect their property. Counterfeiting is an infringement of the legal rights of an owner of intellectual property. Counterfeiters manufacture products and sell...