TOOLS & TRENDS

Private Investigator VS Search Engine

Why Hiring a Private Investigator Beats Using a Search Engine for a Background or People Search In today’s Corporate, Legal and Private sectors, Background and People searches are extremely common. With so much access to online search engines, it’s no wonder the average person would think they could do it on their own. While locating

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Art Theft, Cyber Security

Digital Art Theft Security And Recovery

The Growing Art Theft of digital art and new media When you hear the words “Art Theft” you immediately imagine a rare painting or sculpture being hoisted from it’s home, be it a museum or a mansion. However, there is a growing trend of digital art theft, taking place every day online. Whether you are

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Cyber Security

Protect Yourself from Malware Like Mirai

A cybercriminal released the source code to malware,  known as Mirai, or simply translated from Japanese as “Future”. Mirai powered one of the worst-ever zombie armies, or botnet, made of the Internet of Things. (*the Internet of Things is a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to

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Cyber Security

Vishing and Smishing: Social Engineering Fraud

The latest scams and fraud attacks have evolved far beyond the infamous email from a “Nigerian prince” who wants to leave you millions.The dangerous rise here in the US and around the world, in Social Engineering fraud, now preys on human nature.  These tactics are increasingly sophisticated and can dupe you into thinking you are

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Corporate Investigation, Cyber Security

Social Media and Corporate Security

From protecting C-level executives, to preventing losses and identifying workplace violence, social media provides corporate security groups the ability to pinpoint and understand problems, react quickly to minimize the effects. This can become a useful tool to ensure the safety and well-being of both the organization and the people who work there. The evolution of

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Domestic / Marital Investigation, Legal

Parents for Megan’s Law Honors Frank Shea

Alpha Group Investigations President,  Frank Shea was recognized as an honoree by the Parents for Megan’s Law, Crime Victims Center, during the annual 2016 Champion for Children and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Awards Gala. On Thursday, December 8th, 2016 Mr. Shea was presented with the distinguished honors, in company with fellow law enforcement leaders,

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Cyber Security

Alpha Group President Featured at LIBN Cybersecurity Panel

Long Island Business News hosted a Cybersecurity Executive Panel Discussion, featuring a panel of experts, including Alpha Group President, Frank Shea. On Thursday, October 6th, leading experts in the field discussed the growing cyber vulnerabilities in all business industries. The distinguished panel educated a packed house on increasing awareness of and protection from security breaches

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Cyber Security

The Sony Cyber Attack – How to Protect Yourself

What was considered to be the crime of the year in 2014, the Sony Cyber assault resulted in a $35 million dollar bill in investigation and remediation costs, not to mention the multi-million-dollar settlement of the Sony employee class action suit. Federal experts believe North Korea was responsible given the striking resemblance to Dark Seoul,

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