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Don't have time to hunt down the most useful reports, guidelines, studies, and articles on the We Web? Security Management Online pulls everything together in one handy place. Here's a sampling of items posted this month.

Money laundering. "Private banking," defined as financial services provided to wealthy clients, has been increasing in the United States. But so has money laundering at private banks. According to testimony before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Government Affairs, auditors for the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) recently looked into, federal regulators' oversight of private banking in general, regulatory oversight of private banking in selected offshore jurisdictions, barriers that have hampered oversight of offshore banking, and future challenges to regulators' efforts to combat offshore money laundering.

GAO auditors found that all of the 20 offshore jurisdictions reviewed have secrecy laws that protect the privacy of account owners, and that these laws pose formidable obstacles for federal regulators. Although all of these jurisdictions were involved. in anti-money laundering initiatives, the GAO questions these jurisdictions' ability to enforce their laws. SM Online has the full report and related testimony.

Corruption. The Internet Center for Corruption Research, a joint initiative of Goettingen University (Germany) and Transparency International, a corruption watchdog group, has compiled a "corruption perceptions index" for 99 countries around the world. Combining the results of 17 surveys conducted by 10 independent institutions, the index assesses the perception of a country's corruption as seen by business people, risk analysts, and the general public. Of the 99 countries analyzed, those viewed to be the most corrupt include Cameroon, Nigeria, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Honduras. Seen as least corrupt were Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, and Iceland. The United States was perceived as the 18th "cleanest" country. The index can be reached via SM Online.

Drug-sniffing dogs. The U.S. Customs Service recently released data on its canine enforcement program for anti-drug initiatives. Customs Service dogs searched 224 million packages, persons, and vehicles in fiscal year 1999, an increase of 20 million over 1998. In FY 1999, the dogs sniffed out drugs or currency in 11,000 cases, compared with 10,700 detections in FY 1998.

The most common drug discovered? Marijuana, a whopping 631,909 pounds of it. The dogs also uncovered more than $25 million in cash. A full statistical breakdown of the canines' accomplishments is on SM Online.

Crime prevention. The authors of an article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin argue that a crime prevention survey is key to identifying crime "hot spots," crime "templates," and criminal mind-sets. Hot spots are important to focus on, they say, because research shows that 50 percent of service calls come from only 10 percent of crime locations. …

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