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  • 01 Mar 2018 9:11 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Last year, we saw how big-name enterprises were victimized by different forms of cybercrime, with huge amounts of money and information lost in the process. This roundup reviews the major cybersecurity stories and trends that surfaced in 2017. Ultimately, it aims to further highlight the importance of adopting smart security strategies for enterprises to be protected against risks and attacks from across the entire threat landscape.

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  • 25 Feb 2018 10:51 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The findings from this year’s GECS confirm that the long-term global trend towards higher levels of fraud is continuing, and clearly show the destructive impact that this rising tide of economic crime is having on businesses. Experience shows that times of uncertainty often create new openings for fraudsters to exploit gaps or weaknesses in controls, and it’s significant that over a quarter of respondents to our survey felt that the current geopolitical climate would lead to more opportunities for people to commit fraud. As such findings underline, it’s now more crucial than ever that businesses understand the fraud risk landscape and all the possible avenues of attack.

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  • 18 Feb 2018 6:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A broken link involving just one of your suppliers can send security concerns down your entire chain. The purpose of this whitepaper is to understand and reveal more about the relationship between organisations and third-party suppliers when it comes to cybersecurity. It also looks at data breach risk and response, and the impact on and views of consumers.

  • 11 Feb 2018 4:48 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Phishing describes a type of social engineering where attackers influence users to do 'the wrong thing', such as disclosing information or clicking a bad link. Phishing can be conducted via a text message, social media, or by phone, but these days most people use the term 'phishing' to describe attacks that arrive by email. ‘Phishing Attacks: Defending Your Organisation’ contains advice on how organisations can defend themselves against malicious emails that use social engineering techniques.

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  • 04 Feb 2018 4:42 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    This year’s report addresses the diverse range of fraud-, cyber-, and security-related challenges that organizations are facing around the world and across a variety of industry sectors. In this Report, executives offer an insider’s perspective on the nature of incidents their organizations have experienced over the last 12 months, along with insights into the perpetrators and methods employed. These executives also share specific steps they are taking to anticipate, detect, mitigate, and respond to an expanding and increasingly complex set of risks that bring with them material consequences, including potentially adverse financial and reputational impacts.

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  • 04 Feb 2018 4:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Shows a growth overall in the amount of fraud that has been detected and prevented. This shows the commitment we are making as an industry to better protect ourselves and our customers. The fraud landscape is interesting, and the analysis shows we are starting to swing back to First Party fraud being the most dominant threat. When we look at where fraud occurs, we see pretty much what you expect: urban centres light up. London, the East End, North and South continue to be the hot spot of the UK both for First, and Third Party fraud.

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  • 18 Jan 2018 9:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Whistleblowing continues to make the headlines and the role of the whistle blower has become ever more prominent in recent times. Almost 40 per cent of all detected occupational fraud cases are identified by whistle blowers.  And when businesses uncover wrongdoing within their organisation, it is usually an employee who raised the first red flag. There are risks associated with any whistleblowing system (particularly one that allows anonymous reporting), the main risk being that employees might abuse the system and make false reports. These risks are, however, materially outweighed by the clear interest businesses have in ensuring that the right whistleblowing framework and culture is in place to encourage employees to speak up without fear of retaliation.

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  • 17 Jan 2018 4:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In the year to September 2016 there were an estimated 1.9 million incidents of cyber related fraud in England and Wales. The true cost of online fraud is unknown, but is likely to be billions of pounds a year. The Home Office (the Department) is responsible for preventing and reducing crime, including online fraud. Many other bodies also play a role, including the police, banks and Action Fraud (which is run by the City of London Police). In 2016 the Department set up the Joint Fraud Taskforce to improve collaboration between all bodies in tackling online fraud.

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