Halloween & Compliance: How to turn a night of fun into a snooze fest

Posted on 10-31-2014 by
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 A compliance professional can turn the fun and chaos of Halloween into a boring night on the study of procedure. According to this article available via the LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom | Corporate Law Blog, author Doug Cornelius will prove it.

Starting with costumes and candy…

For anyone who has imposed a "no costume = no candy" rule or perhaps you merely skimp on the older kids who have skimped on dressing up. Perhaps you are afraid to skimp because those older kids who didn't put much effort into a costume may put more effort into toilet paper and eggs. Are you willing to compromise on your rule because you are afraid of the repercussions? How would that reflect on your compliance program?

Let's move on to technology.

What about using Halloween metaphors to remind yourself about protecting your computer? Try the FCC:

  1. Are cyber ghouls and online scammers feasting on your computer?
  2. Don't let someone decide to be you for Halloween.
  3. Don't let computer security worries haunt you at night.
  4. Garlic? Stake through the heart?
  5. Zombie warning! Update your security software often to protect your computer from zombie bots.
  6. Don't let old security software spook you. Keep firewall, anti-virus, and anti-spyware software updated.
  7. Beware of online tricks this Halloween and enable your computer's firewall.
  8. Don't let a virus ruin your computer's Halloween spirit.
  9. Don't be a "phish" for Halloween. Spot computer scams that try to hook your personal info.
  10. When you tell kids about Halloween safety, tell them about online safety too.
  11. If you leave your laptop for 'just a sec,' it could become someone else's Halloween treat.
  12. Can you spot an internet scam dressed up as a great deal?

And let's put a little scare into you while your little ones are running around the neighborhood.

A team of local law enforcement agencies in Milwaukee are going door-to-door in search of sex offenders who are breaking their compliance rules. "Offenders are not allowed to have anything related to trick-or-treating that includes bowls of candy Halloween decorations, pumpkins. They can't have their porch light on indicating that the residence is participating in any trick-or-treat activities," said Melissa Othmer of the Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole.



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