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  • 11 Jul 2016 5:14 PM | Sylvia Jones

     The Fraud Review promised to recalibrate public and professional expectations of what a national anti-fraud response could be, and it marked a sea change in official attitudes to fraud. So here we are, 10 years on. The Fraud Review talked of creating an ‘anti-fraud culture throughout society [based on] deterrence, prevention, detection, investigation, sanctions and redress for victims’. Has government been able to deliver this promise? Did it even try? Does it still? And what happened to those few proposals about which we had significant concerns?

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  • 08 Jul 2016 4:42 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Need for a stronger law enforcement and business partnership to fight cyber crime

    This assessment has been jointly produced by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Strategic Cyber Industry Group (SCIG). It outlines the real and immediate threat to UK businesses from cybercrime. It argues that the speed of criminal capability development is currently outpacing our response as a community and that only by working together across law enforcement and the private sector can we successfully reduce the threat to the UK from cybercrime.

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  • 08 Jul 2016 4:39 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Although aimed at larger companies, the content may also be helpful to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as regulators, prosecuting agencies and professional advisers, providing practical advice on addressing the challenges of managing third party bribery risk. Understanding who you do business with has been a priority for companies for many years and of particular importance since the UK Bribery Act was brought into force in 2011. Bribery and corruption risks posed by working with third parties remain the single largest corruption risk to companies – with bribery through agents, distributors and brokers.

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  • 03 Jul 2016 6:45 PM | Sylvia Jones

    The annual report reflects on the financial year 2015/16. Key stats include 1,954 data protection incidents self-reported by organisations to the watchdog last year, up from 1,666 incidents the previous year. Nearly half of the self-reported cases were notified by health bodies (46%). Local government bodies self-reported approximately 200 data protection incidents. More than half of all the self-reported data protection incidents related to data security issues, such as the loss or theft of paperwork, personal data sent to the wrong recipient and webpage security problems.

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  • 01 Jul 2016 1:33 PM | Sylvia Jones

    This is a guide for charities and their trustees to help them to protect themselves against fraud, and thereby to minimise its cost and the risk of reputational damage. The latter, it could be argued, can be more devastating to a charity, its staff and benefactors, than the financial impact. It should be essential reading for those who are responsible for protecting their charity’s funds. It is not a technical document but provides a framework for a charity to increase its resilience to fraud. You have a key part to play in ensuring that all appropriate steps are taken to achieve this objective

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  • 29 Jun 2016 5:02 PM | Sylvia Jones

    The study aims to help merchants grow their business safely, even as signs in the industry point to a growing risk of fraud. The research provides a snapshot of current fraud trends in the United States and spotlights key pain points that merchants should be aware of as they add new payment mechanisms and expand channels into online, mobile, and international sectors. The study answers a question critical to the entire merchant community: How do I grow my business and manage the cost of fraud while strengthening customer trust and loyalty?

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  • 26 Jun 2016 9:05 AM | Sylvia Jones

    The Committee's recent inquiry into cyber-security was triggered by a series of data breaches at Talk Talk, but the Committee has warned that the problem is significant, growing, and affects all sectors with an on-line platform or service. Ninety per cent of large organisations have reportedly experienced a security breach, and 25% of companies experience a cyber-breach at least once a month. The public sector fares no better: the latest research from the ICO shows that the health sector has the most data breaches, followed by local government. 

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  • 24 Jun 2016 1:36 PM | Sylvia Jones

    The criminal justice system is close to breaking point. Lack of shared accountability and resource pressures mean that costs are being shunted from one part of the system to another and the system suffers from too many delays and inefficiencies. The Government is implementing reforms to improve the system but we are concerned that users of the system won’t see the full benefit for another four years.

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  • 05 Jun 2016 11:16 AM | Sylvia Jones

    This report details the findings from quantitative and qualitative research with UK businesses on cyber security. The research was commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, as part of the National Cyber Security Programme. It was carried out by Ipsos MORI, in partnership with the Institute for Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The UK’s digital economy is strong and growing, with more and more firms embracing the internet to do business and find new customers. Businesses are improving productivity and getting more efficient by using digital technologies.

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  • 04 Jun 2016 1:13 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Technology enables and weak controls fuel the fraud

    Anti-fraud controls (such as internal audit, suspicious managers and co-workers, and antifraud processes) are not strong enough, and the problem is growing. KPMG’s survey of 750 fraudsters worldwide found that weak internal controls were a contributing factor in no less than three quarters of them. There was a sizeable jump in the proportion of fraudsters who saw an opportunity that presented itself due to weak controls, compared with the previous survey in 2013.

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