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  • 11 May 2016 11:24 AM | Sylvia Jones

    This paper is the fourth in a series examining the challenges and opportunities facing civil society groups that seek to develop innovative legal approaches to expose and punish grand corruption. The series has been developed from a day of discussions on the worldwide legal fight against high-level corruption organized by the Justice Initiative and Oxford University’s Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, held in June 2014.

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  • 06 May 2016 4:20 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Europe, Middle East and Africa — 2H2015

    This report provides you with unique insights into Europe, Middle East and Africa’s (EMEA’s) threat landscape for the second half of 2015. For years, over 95% of businesses have unknowingly hosted compromised PCs within their corporate networks, and that has not changed. During our assessment, we identified all types of threat actors compromising our customers’ networks, including suspected nation-state-backed actors looking to conduct cyber espionage, cybercriminals and hacktivists looking to make a statement.

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  • 29 Apr 2016 11:41 AM | Sylvia Jones

    This survey of corporate criminal liability seeks, on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis, to answer some common questions on a subject which features with increasing regularity on boards’ and prosecutors’ agendas. The survey looks at whether there is a concept of corporate criminal liability in a number of different jurisdictions. We consider the underlying principles of such liability, the relationship with individual officers’ liability, whether there are any specific defences, or mitigating factors, and the type and level of penalties.

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  • 27 Apr 2016 3:55 PM | Sylvia Jones

    The incident data is the workhorse of this report and is used to build out all the information within the Breach Trends and Incident Classification Patterns sections. Non-incident security data is used to paint a fuller picture in the patterns as well as in stand-alone research. Any opportunity to take several organizations’ data and combine them for a research topic was pursued. The nine incident classification patterns identified back in the 2014 report still reign supreme. This year’s dataset is made up of over 100,000 incidents, of which 3,141 were confirmed data breaches. Of these, 64,199 incidents and 2,260 breaches comprise the finalized dataset that was used in the analysis and figures throughout the report.

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  • 27 Apr 2016 3:53 PM | Sylvia Jones

     This is the fourth annual instalment of the world’s largest study focused on payment and risk trends in the mobile channel. After four consecutive years of the Mobile Payments and Fraud Survey there are several long-term trends that have persisted, and comparing survey results over this time frame shows substantial growth in many areas as well. This includes an increase in the importance or significance organisations place on the mobile channel, growing acceptance and support of mobile payments, platforms and features, as well as growth in the revenue organisations are generating from the mobile channel.

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  • 22 Apr 2016 4:24 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Managing the Impact of Increasing Interconnectivity Cyber risk is now a major threat to businesses. Companies increasingly face new exposures, including first-and third-party damage, business interruption and regulatory consequences. With the operating environment for many industries changing dramatically, as they become more digitally-connected, this report examines cyber risk trends and emerging perils around the globe. It also identifies future mitigation strategies, including the role of insurance. Cyber risk is complex and forever-changing. Attacks and incidents are increasing with costs climbing into the multimillions. There are certain risks that cause the most concern; most notably those around data breaches and the potential for significant business interruption.

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  • 21 Apr 2016 10:39 AM | Sylvia Jones

    Corporate misconduct — individual consequences

    EY’s latest Global Fraud Survey of senior executives comes at a time of overwhelming calls for enhanced transparency and heightened volatility in financial markets. The escalating threats of cybercrime, terrorist financing and, more recently, the revelations regarding widespread possible misuse of offshore jurisdictions, have increased pressure on governments to act and companies to identify and mitigate fraud, bribery and corruption issues. The extent of global cooperation between regulators when pursuing the corrupt has never been higher.

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  • 21 Apr 2016 10:37 AM | Sylvia Jones

    Over the past year the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) has built a strong brand and reputation as the number one body, recognised by both businesses and police alike, to identify and target crime and criminality affecting the UK’s business community. This has shown a very clear return on investment to our members who have used our alerts and briefings to better protect their businesses, their staff and customers. The value in combining data and intelligence from our business members and the police has also led to prompt action being taken against those who are specifically targeting retailers and the distribution chain.

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  • 18 Apr 2016 1:19 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally is the new counter fraud and corruption strategy for local government. It provides a blueprint for a tougher response to fraud and corruption perpetrated against local authorities. By using this strategy local authorities will develop and maintain a culture in which fraud and corruption are understood to be unacceptable, understand their fraud risk and prevent fraud more effectively, use technology to improve their response, share information and resources more effectively to prevent and detect fraud loss, bring fraudsters account more quickly and efficiently, and improve the recovery of losses.

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  • 14 Apr 2016 4:35 PM | Sylvia Jones

     Transparency International UK’s Corporate Political Engagement Index assesses the public reporting practices of the 40 largest companies in the FTSE 100 Index in relation to their political engagement. Each company is ranked from Band A (highest) to F (lowest) using publicly available information. The majority of companies performed poorly, demonstrating a lack of transparency that contributes to high levels of public mistrust in this area. To restore public trust, companies need to reassess their policies and procedures, increase their reporting and consult with stakeholders on their political engagement.

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