Conducting an effective foreign due diligence investigation can save a company from financial ruin, lawsuits and supply chain disasters.
Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
Any company conducting business overseas or partnering with foreign companies has an obligation to ensure not only the integrity of its supply chain, but also that the companies it partners with are free of fraud and corruption. But finding information on foreign companies and people can be a legal and logistical minefield, especially in emerging markets where corruption is sometimes rampant and access to intelligence on both public and private figures isn’t always available.
“Conducting an effective foreign due diligence investigation can save a company from financial ruin, lawsuits and supply chain disasters,” says Cynthia Hetherington, CFE and online investigations expert. “We’ve seen the consequences of inadequate foreign due diligence in the factory collapse in Bangladesh and cases of fraud and bribery in emerging markets. But while it’s critical for companies to research the foreign entities they are dealing with, it can be challenging to get information from foreign sources,” she says.
“Under the FCPA, companies are liable when their officials, partners and intermediaries make payments to foreign officials, so it’s critical that they do their homework when it comes to vetting and checking their partners and agents,” says Joe Gerard, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “We so pleased that Cynthia Hetherington is joining us to present this webinar, as her expertise in this area is indisputable. She’s a great presenter and always provides practical, actionable information that our webinar attendees can put into practice immediately.”
During the webinar, Cynthia will cover:
- Investigative techniques for foreign subjects
- How to recognize indicators of fraud in foreign companies
- Methods for identifying shell companies
- Useful databases for international information
- Social networks that serve different countries
For more information and to register for the webinar, go to http://i-sight.com/webinar-conducting-foreign-due-diligence-investigations/.
About Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE
Cynthia has more than 20 years of experience in research, investigations and corporate intelligence. She is one of the most respected authorities on the topics of online investigations and online security. She combines her Master of Library Science, Master of Information Systems Management, experience as a Certified Fraud Examiner, and over 20 years of computer expertise to make her a leading practitioner in the online and Internet investigative industry.
Cynthia has been recognized for her work in overseeing national and international investigations for Fortune 500 companies, law enforcement, government agencies, private investigators, fraud examiners, and security analysts. She has provided numerous corporate security officials, military intelligence units, and federal, state and local agencies with training on online intelligence practices. Cynthia is also the editor-in-chief of Data2know.com: Internet & Online Intelligence Newsletter and has co-authored articles on steganography, computer forensics, internet investigations and other related topics.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm provides solutions for investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For more information and resources related to corporate investigations, visit the company website at http://www.i-sight.com.
For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or j.gerard(at)i-sight(dot)com