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The insider threat – HR Leader how will you respond?

“HR leaders who don’t take a proactive, holistic approach to cyber-security are on the back foot,” says Deloitte’s Bill Windle It’s a celebrated fact that technology continues to place unprecedented power in the hands of individuals. However, this can be a double-edged sword for organizations. Research consistently finds that malicious insider acts – where an […]

American University of London Sells Study-free MBA

A so-called university, The American University of London (AUOL), sold an MBA degree £4,500 to a fictitious person with no academic work required, a BBC Newsnight investigation has revealed. AUOL has insisted it is “not a bogus university” and defended the robustness of the qualifications it offers. AUOL styles itself as a pioneer of distance […]

The Not So Magnificent Seven: Executives That Lied on their CV

With resume lies on the rise, here’s a round-up of some of the highest profile executives who’ve made “mistakes” in their CVs. Here’s a list of businessmen who’ve inflated their resumes to gain advantage in the corporate world. Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo! Ronald Zarrella, CEO of Bausch & Lomb David Edmondson, CEO of RadioShack Jack […]

Retailers Use Employee-theft Databases to Combat Shrink

To counteract big losses from employee theft, some loss prevention experts in the retail industry are turning to mammoth databases to track employees accused of stealing retail merchandise. While information and background check companies are the custodians of the information, it is retailers themselves who amass the data and submit it to such companies when […]

Three Quarters of Applicants Have Already Lied to You

It could be embellishing a former job title, talking-up responsibilities or even fudging qualifications – you name it, an applicant has done it. The problem is it’s happening more often than many employers realize. According to one background check firm, as many as 75% of resumes contain an inaccuracy. Some are fairly minor in nature, […]

Fraud Prevention in a Bad Economy

Recently the Kansas City Business Journal reported on an intriguing study about the importance of corporate image. In light of heightened concern about ethical standards and conduct in the business and professional world, Fleishman Hillard, a public relations firm, and the World Economic Forum, surveyed 132 delegates about corporate reputation. Seventy-seven percent of the business […]

Internal Fraud on the Rise

The level of corporate fraud committed by insiders has increased for the second year in a row, according to figures from the Kroll Advisory Solutions Global Fraud Report. The report revealed that company employees committed 67% of corporate frauds in 2011, up from 54% a year earlier.Less than two-thirds (63%) of European companies were knowingly […]

Forrester: Most Data Breaches Caused by Employees

Most data breaches are caused by mundane events such as employees losing, having stolen or simply unwittingly misusing corporate assets, a Forrester Research report has found.After questioning over 7,000 IT executives and ordinary employees across North America and Europe, 31% cited simple loss or theft as the explanation for data breaches they had experienced, ahead […]

Workers Have Stolen $400m from Employers Since 2000

Whether it’s a crime of opportunity, greed, malice or a combination of all three, over the past 12 years Aussie workers have stolen $400 million from their employers – and that’s just the figure of those who were caught. According to a new report from forensic accounting firm Warfield and Associates, the banking sector contained […]

The Enemy Within: Who’s Stealing Your Company’s Secrets?

A new survey of 2,031 European office workers conducted by the information management firm Iron Mountain found that a third of them admitted to taking or transmitting confidential information out of their workplace. One in seven of those surveyed said they had taken confidential data with them to a new job and 31 percent said […]

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