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30 September 2018

Is Cyber Security Possible?

News feeds have been alight over the weekend with users in shock that Facebook has been subject of a cyber attack. Wasn’t this just a matter of time? Apparently in excess of 50m accounts have been affected. Factor in the impact of single sign ins with FB credentials and we really are at the tip… View Article

04 October 2016

Compliance and social media

The importance of using social media during Online Customer Due Diligence Hearing news of the Kim Kardashian incident in Paris I have to confess that my first thought was “I wonder if this has some connection to oversharing on social media”? Whilst debate and the investigation continues it is yet another example of just how… View Article

26 September 2016

Can we stop the jargon please?

Jargon busting Just what is going on in the world of Open Source Internet Investigations? I have seen more jargon, abbreviations and acronyms in the past few months than you can shake a stick at. Is this ‘The Emperor’s new clothes or attempts by some working in this field to further mystify what is electronic… View Article

23 September 2016

Cyber Crime prevention

Cyber crime prevention, better than cure… Another day and another news item about a hack. This time it’s Yahoo and if the media are to be believed this has been known about for two years and it’s believed to be state sponsored. In other words, a foreign government has seen fit to infiltrate the Yahoo… View Article

07 September 2016

Enhanced Due Diligence

Search wide, search well when conducting Enhanced Due Diligence enquiries. It’s been a busy few months. Today I completed another two Enhanced Due Diligence reports. On the face of it two foreign businessmen who have a rather large empire. Initial searches didn’t turn up a great deal other than what I knew already. Even one… View Article

01 September 2016

Don’t be a victim of cyber crime

I heard a piece on the local radio a few days ago from someone offering his apparent expertise on cyber crime to local business.  The key messages? Change your password regularly and make sure you do your software updates. Now they are both clearly things that we should all be doing. However, the advice was in… View Article

22 August 2016

Autumn courses and dates

“Practical training and something I can take away and use in the workplace” A recent snippet of feedback from a course I delivered in Jersey. In fairness not an uncommon one. When I am not training I am conducting research, online investigations and due diligence enquiries for a wide range of clients. The learning I gain… View Article

23 May 2016

Digital Due Diligence CPD sessions – Isle of Man

Delighted to announce that Intelect Solutions are now partnered with Sue Gee of TLC on the Isle of Man to deliver 2hr CPD sessions of the ‘Digital Due Diligence ©’ training that is normally delivered as a two day course. We are making training ever more flexible and keeping up with the need for greater understanding… View Article

10 May 2016

Customer Due Diligence is Digital

Your Customer Due Diligence enquiries ARE digital The vast majority of Customer Due Diligence (CDD) is now conducted online, from interacting with your client by email, sending and receiving documentation and your online searches. It’s a digital world and it’s only going to get more so. The blockchain, digital currencies, the Internet of Things, cyber… View Article

27 April 2016

Isle of Man – next round of Panama Papers, concerned?

So the next wave of the Panama Papers is reported to be due. Does the Isle of Man need to be concerned? From my dealings with Money Laundering Reporting Officers, Compliance Officers, lawyers and those involved in the financial services industry they are all highly professional, heavily regulated and well versed in AML procedures. That… View Article