We helped a Florida City move into the 21st Century
A Florida City realized they needed to evaluate their Cybersecurity posture and prepare for a worst-case scenario. In doing so, they decided to initiate an annual Cybersecurity Conference, where the Arruda Group was invited to provide training on Cybersecurity Awareness.
We uncovered information pivotal to Defendant’s success
Defendant and Plaintiff were partners in an Internet related business. At some point, they agreed the Defendant would purchase the Plaintiff’s share of the business. After the deal closed, the Plaintiff sued the Defendant in Federal Court for a share of the outstanding Intellectual Property. The Arruda Group was contracted by the Defendant’s law firm to provide litigation support and determine if there was anything derogatory in the Plaintiff’s past.
We examined, discovered, and provided solutions for Gift Card processing security issues
A business was suffering astronomical loss from what they believed to be a gift card fraud scheme. The company contracted the Arruda Group to investigate the fraud and determine the scope. While conducting the fraud investigation, numerous issues regarding their gift card supply chain and processing system were discovered. As such, the focus of the investigation shifted to the gift card process from origination to redemption, and the supply chain to evaluate for weaknesses.
Assault subjects identified and arrested for murder
An employee was violently attacked in their workplace by three assailants, two of which were unidentified. The third assailant was known but appeared to not overtly participate in the assault. The employee suffered multiple injuries including a broken jaw, whiplash, a ruptured eardrum, and a concussion. No arrests were made, at the scene, by the local police. The company contracted the Arruda Group to investigate the incident and assist the local police with the subjects’ arrest and conviction.
CI Undercover Operation
CI Operation to expose employee fraud
COVID-19 and the resulting increase in remote work from home has created new challenges for employers. In this instance, a highly paid employee appeared to be “daylighting” running their own business from home on company time. The owner of the business further advised the employee no longer wanted to utilize company computer equipment. The company contracted the Arruda Group to conduct an investigation to determine if the employee was running a business during company hours.
Cybersecurity Awareness and Education Program Development
An international consulting firm with offices and remote workers located throughout the United States and abroad concluded they need a Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Program (CEAP). The program has to be comprehensive but delivered in micro-lessons to ensure retention. It must also be customized and more comprehensive for their employees that support government programs and contracts.
We saved a restaurateur from franchise fraud
Emerging from COVID, restaurants were among those hit the hardest ﬁnancially, and most if not all were exploring any option for growth. The Arruda Group conducted a Due Diligence Background Investigation on a potential franchisee to determine their viability in the restaurant’s environment.