Best CRMs for Lawyers

Best CRMs for Lawyers

All lawyers know that much more goes into running a law firm than going to court.  Administrative tasks can take up as much as 48% of a lawyer’s workweek, from sending emails to responding to lead inquiries, to attending consultations, to billing clients— there’s a lot that goes into keeping a law firm going.  A … Read more

What is Anti-Money Laundering (AML)?

What is Anti-Money Laundering (AML)??

Financial crimes pose a huge threat to both financial institutions and their consumers, costing American individuals and businesses billions of dollars every year. While every financial crime can have devastating consequences, one of the most financial crimes is money laundering. Money laundering is the 3-step process of disguising an illegal source of money so that … Read more

What is Alternative Data?

What is Alternative Data?

There are millions of sources of data out there and many databases aggregate that data to help people in a variety of industries perform the research they need to get the job done. However, many traditional databases only pull records from banking and credit header data. But what if you need information about someone who … Read more

Public Records Lookup Tips and Techniques

Public Records Lookup Tips and Techniques

Let’s say you’re a legal professional needing to perform legal research for your case. In the past, you may have had to request records from the court or government, and then spend hours combing through those records to find information relevant to your client. Or if you work in collections or repossession, you may have … Read more

What are Identity Access Management Tools?

What are Identity Access Management Tools

As a business, you have a responsibility to not only make sure that any sensitive or high-level information you deal with is protected, but also that the services you provide are being provided to the right people. If information or services your company handles gets into the wrong people’s hands, it may not not only … Read more

What is the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (GLBA)?

What is the GLBA

Data is not only an incredibly powerful tool used by a wide array of industries, it’s also a necessary tool. Legal professionals, private investigators, collection agencies, corporations, financial institutions, law enforcement, and more all need data to perform certain business operations, from legal research to skiptracing to consumer due diligence and list generation. In fact,  … Read more

What is Vendor Risk Assessment?

What is Vendor Risk Assessment

As a business, you’re going to deal with some level of risk at all times. Essentially every party you interact with as a business — from employees to customers to third-parties — brings at least some risk. While it’s impossible to completely eliminate risk in any company, you can work to reduce your overall risk with … Read more

How to Solve Asset Investigations

How to Solve Asset Investigations

Assets are essentially anything of value that a person, household, or business owns. Assets could be monetary (like a bank account), or they could be physical assets, like property and vehicles. Because assets are, by definition, valuable, people in all sorts of industries need to gather information on them to do their jobs. However, anyone … Read more

Risk Mitigation Tools

Risk Mitigation Tools

A key way for businesses to reduce loss and maintain strong business relationships is with risk mitigation. What is risk mitigation? Risk mitigation is when a business, whether it’s financial services, a corporation, or another industry altogether, implements policies and procedures that reduce the likelihood of risky situations occurring and decrease the severity of negative … Read more

What is Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)?

Open Source Intelligence OSINT

When you’re trying to gather information about someone for a specific purpose, such as for an investigation or a vendor risk assessment report, you want to be able to turn your information into actionable intelligence. You can gather hundreds of different pieces of information about someone for investigative research, but if none of it is … Read more