August 1, 2016: The Wall Street Journal reported that a federal appeals court in New York ruled law enforcement was permitted to use the “exigent circumstances” exception to the warrant requirement to obtain the GPS locations of a suspected killer. The court ruled police were legally permitted to ping the suspect’s cellphone when he was identified as possibly being involved in a murder. Law enforcement declined to obtain a warrant in fear of the safety of the undercover officers and informants who were investigating the suspect.
With frequent warnings about hackers, digital theft, and general cybersecurity, it’s easy to overlook physical security as a concern of the past. But crime hasn’t gone completely digital and never will. Most companies wait until they face a major threat