Brunner Sierra Group Intelligence Briefings
(BSG-IB) - 2023

The rise of South American organized criminal groups using advanced technology to target homes and business in the United States.

December 27, 2023
By Daniel BrunnerDecember 27, 2023, 3 minute read During my 20 years as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), I participated in countless investigations ranging from international terrorism, white supremacy, kidnappings, Hispanic gangs, and even crimes against the food industry. However, in recent years, law enforcement has witnessed the growth and…

Digital Forensics: The Keystone of Cybersecurity in the Modern Era

December 21, 2023
By Daniel Brunner December 21, 2023 Digital Forensics: The Keystone of Cybersecurity in the Modern Era In the intricate and ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, digital forensics stands as a critical bastion of defense. It’s an art form in itself, requiring a blend of technical expertise and investigative prowess. This article explores the indispensable role…

The Rise of Bluetooth Tracking in Criminal Activities: Understanding and Combating the Threat

December 15, 2023
By Daniel BrunnerDecember 15, 2023 In an era where technology pervades every aspect of our lives, a concerning trend has emerged in the criminal world: the use of Bluetooth tracking devices for geolocation purposes. These small, easily concealable devices have become a tool for criminal organizations to target victims, raising significant privacy and safety concerns.…

Warnings and Practical Advice for Christmas Season

December 15, 2023
By Daniel Brunner 12/15/2023 2023 Holiday Shopping Scams During the 2022 holiday shopping season, the FBI reported that almost 12,000 individuals fell victim to a multitude of different scam such as, non-payment/non-delivery scams, resulting in losses over $73 million. Criminals use a multitude of methods to entice and target victims intending to purchase or sell…

Navigating the Darker Side of AI: The Misuse of Artificial Intelligence in Scamming and Phishing Operations

December 8, 2023
In the ever-evolving digital landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) stands as a beacon of progress, driving innovation across numerous sectors. However, this powerful technology also harbors a darker aspect, particularly in its potential misuse by scammers and phishers. This article delves into how AI is being exploited to conduct illegal activities, underscoring the urgent need for…

Insurance Integrity: The Vital Role of CPA-Certified Forensic Examiners

December 3, 2023
Written by Daniel Brunner, President/COO Brunner Sierra Group LLCDecember 3, 2023   In the complex world of insurance, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of claims is paramount. This is where the collaboration between insurance companies and forensic examiners, especially those with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification, becomes invaluable. But what makes this partnership so…

The Legal Ledger: Enhancing Legal Outcomes with Forensic Accountants

November 17, 2023
The Legal Ledger: Enhancing Legal Outcomes with Forensic Accountants November 17, 2023Written by Daniel Brunner, President Brunner Sierra Group, LLC In our ever-evolving legal landscape, the integration of forensic accounting into legal practices has become not just an asset but a necessity. This newsletter aims to elucidate the significant benefits of closely collaborating with forensic…

Advancing Forensic Accounting: AI as the New Frontier

November 3, 2023
In recent years, the realm of forensic accounting has been significantly influenced by the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). This progression is not merely a technological shift, but a monumental stride that transforms the way forensic accounting investigations are conducted, especially in identifying and combating financial fraud. This article dives into…

Financial control risks in the small town – Bozeman, MT

October 31, 2023
Navigating Financial Control Risks for Businesses in Bozeman, MT: A Size Perspective Small towns like our town of Bozeman, Montana, offer unique opportunities and challenges for businesses, irrespective of their size. While the allure of a tight-knit community, stunning natural landscapes, and a growing economy attracts entrepreneurs and established companies alike, businesses in Bozeman must…

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