Massive Security Corruption Admitted
$20,000 gambling debt from a drunk night at ISC West? Kickbacks, rigged bids, faked bids, fake accounts, and witnesses afraid for their safety in an “incestuous” industry are the findings of an 86-page commission report detailing how an integrator colluded with a government official, including excerpts from email correspondence between the players and the schemes used to secretly move money.
In a statement released to IPVM, the company took responsibility for the "corrupt dealings" saying previous management "failed to recognize and or stop this behavior," acknowledging this as a "wakeup call" and pledging that "significant changes" have been made.
That's horrible but I wouldn't say it's just the security industry. More like human nature.
If you have a lot of time on your hands, you can read the entire transcript of these jokers testifying at this Commissions fact finding hearing back in 2012 here (link will download the 53 page pdf).
These guys operated as if they were virtually untouchable.... and their sophomoric attempts to cover their tracks are laughable.
Corruption between public officials and providers has been present in every industry since we began keeping records on stone tablets and money changers paid kickbacks to the priests to allow business to be conducted inside the temple. The only evolution in the formula of need + greed + authority = corruption is simply growth in scale. Every involvee believes they have/had covered themselves with layers of false documentation and corroboration to get away with it. I have never interviewed anyone who told me "we knew we were going to be caught". It's human nature where audit & accountability are weak to take advantage of those weaknesses. Be glad we aren't doing business (most of us, anyway) in countries where corruption is truly pervasive. That has to make calculating margin and miscellaneous expense a real headace!
Corruption truely runs rampant in the majority of the world. Its seems the USA is not excluded.
I know particularly of the corruption in the South African (actually, Africa as a whole) markets; it is a relatively standard part of doing business. Especially anywhere the government is involved.
Anything ranging from a sheep - to the president harbouring illegal visitors into the country for a lavish wedding (Gupta Wedding) splash accross the news on a daily basis.
So True, Look at the State of CA, purchasing a software program that they know failed in multiple states and then look at the audit trails to find all the campaign contributions.
No one Prosicuted, No one went to jail, No one Fired for misconduct.
The Facts don't lie, People Do.
That's why You must have Extreme Confirmation,Security, Accountability in place .
If You want Change You Must Take A Stand and Truly Stand By that Measure NMWTC.