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Cyber-security: Minimizing Internal Threats

Cyber-security: Minimizing Internal Threats

Like a magician’s sleight of hand, the barrage of headline news related to hackers and cyber criminals may divert attention away from the equally dangerous, but perhaps less obvious, threat to your corporate assets: employees. While trusted employees are moving, sharing, and exposing corporate data just to do their jobs, the malicious employee may be deliberately taking confidential information for personal gain or other nefarious reasons.

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When Should You Start Looking for Fraud?

When Should You Start Looking for Fraud?

Larger organizations are more likely to experience fraud by an employee’s misuse of influence in a business transaction in order to gain a direct or indirect benefit. Small organizations, however, typically fall victim to the rogue employee who directly steals the organization’s assets or misuses its resources.

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Electronically Stored Information: The Case Study

Electronically Stored Information: The Case Study

You might not think that a small business would have useful or accessible electronically stored information (ESI). Consider this example of identifying and obtaining relevant forensic evidence to determine lost profit damages with this particular small business.

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Time off to discover fraud

Time off to discover fraud

Regardless of the time of year, employees will always have reasons to come and go in the office. Vacations, conferences and meetings are a regular part of most employees' daily schedules.  So rather than worrying about the empty chair they leave behind, take advantage...

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Preventing fraud during the holidays

Preventing fraud during the holidays

As we discussed in last week’s blog post, there can be more fraud during the holiday season for a variety of reasons. A few quick steps you can take to reduce your vulnerability to fraud include: Be present – The perception of detection is often one of the strongest...

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Why is there more fraud during the holidays?

Why is there more fraud during the holidays?

Fraud happens all the time, but the holiday season provides situations that people may try to take advantage of. The “fraud triangle” has three points to it: Need or Greed Opportunity Rationalization During the holidays, we often see changes in two of these points:...

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