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16 MAY 2015
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Fraud Watch is the premier title reporting on fraud and money laundering in financial services. Providing a daily news service, it publishes contributed articles from industry experts; it reports extensively on the latest compliance requirements, laws and regulatory changes, and gives very wide coverage of the latest court cases, ongoing investigations and fraud threats. It reports on security issues, including data, PCI requirements, systems security, diagnostics and forensics.

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article thumbnail Thursday, 29 January 2015

2015 Predictions: Dramatic rise in cyber risk
Over the next few days we will be publishing ongoing Predictions from industry experts on the likely major developments in 2015. Keep checking back on this section to see what the New Year holds! Read more ...

 
     

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Firms forced to confront cyberattack threat

Bank of England creates CBEST to require banks to perform penetration testing against online threats

The initiative is initially voluntary but may well become mandatory, so what are the implications for financial services companies?

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Features - Financial fraudWednesday, 15 April 2015

Tracing the proceeds of fraud and punishing offenders
Unlike many jurisdictions, the English legal system offers effective means to track down, freeze and reclaim stolen assets. Jeremy Andrews (pictured), Sarah Ellington and Gregory Pantlin of legal firm DLA Piper outline the options open to victims. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Data securityThursday, 19 February 2015

Attackers target low-cost POS systems
Retailers are tightening security strategies after a spate of major POS system breaches last year. Stephen Coty of Alert Logic looks at the industries hardest hit by data breaches and assesses the threats from new and emerging malware. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - CybercrimeMonday, 02 February 2015

Cybercrime report: Who takes the blame?
When a company suffers a cyber-attack, who is held ultimately responsible – the company itself, the directors or the CISO? Where can companies turn for assistance? A special report in which fraud and security experts suggest methods of approach to a rapidly escalating problem. Read more ...

Features - ComplianceTuesday, 13 January 2015

P2PE not the only PCI compliance option
The ongoing confusion over PCI requirements has been increased by the arrival of point-to-point encryption (P2PE). Kevin Burns, head of solution architecture at Vodat International, suggests there is another option. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceThursday, 13 November 2014

Comment: Is the Auditor-Client relationship too cosy?
The Tesco accounting scandal throws up some major questions regarding the power of major firms.

In whose interests are the auditors working, the company they are assessing or those of society? Is it healthy that there are only four major auditors? And should big retailers such as Tesco be allowed to exert such a huge level of power over suppliers? Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceFriday, 10 October 2014

US advisory is a red flag to banks over compliance
Two banks sell businesses after FinCen interventions

The US$300m fine imposed on Standard Chartered by FinCen is a significant red flag for every other bank and its compliance professionals. Read more ...

Features - Data securityThursday, 14 August 2014

Fighting fraud in a mobile digital world
Data protection will dominate mobile fraud prevention efforts over the next five years, but so far there is a lack of industry collaboration in addressing this. Mark Somers of 4most Europe outlines the technology approaches that can be used to tackle the problem.
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article thumbnail Features - ComplianceMonday, 21 July 2014

Japan case shows FCPA risks for non-US firms
The case of Japanese trading firm Marubeni is a stark reminder that the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is not limited to US-listed companies. It is one of the few firms to have fallen foul of the Act twice. Paul Friedman of legal firm Morrison Foerster, assesses the lessons from the case. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceMonday, 19 May 2014

Sanctions threat to compliance
What will be the impact for compliance of the escalating list of blacklisted companies and individuals in global trouble spots such as Russia, Ukraine and Syria? Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceMonday, 28 April 2014

Updated Russia bribery law creates tension with western regulators
Changes to Russia's bribery laws in terms of what constitutes a bribe are at odds with UK and US regulatory definitions. Western companies doing business in Russia must be aware of the distinctions, argue John Carney and Yulia Fradkin of BakerHostetler. Read more ...

Features - Compliance
Fraud Watch Comment Will it take a massive fine for firms to act on Bribery?
Administrator - Thursday, 12 April 2012

Features - Data security
Comment: Privacy and Facebook Timeline
Administrator - Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Features - Technology
Comment: RBS and Knight cases show dangers of fintech
Administrator - Friday, 03 August 2012

Features - Compliance
Growing problem of investigating "on the cloud"
Administrator - Monday, 04 October 2010

Features - Employee fraud
What can Organisations do to combat the Insider Threat?
Administrator - Monday, 27 February 2012

Features - Financial fraud
Middle East unrest puts financial system diligence under scrutiny
Administrator - Thursday, 24 February 2011

Features - Research
Data theft tops all other forms of fraud for the first time
Administrator - Monday, 18 October 2010

Features - Research
Fraud still mainly an inside job
Administrator - Thursday, 20 October 2011

Features - Cards and Payments
Call for European approach to card security as fraud figures jump
Administrator - Thursday, 23 September 2010

Features - Cards and Payments
Australia Fraud Report: Fraud stabilises at 33 cents in every A$1,000
Administrator - Monday, 15 November 2010

Features - Cards and Payments
Keeping sports fans and their payment cards safe
Administrator - Monday, 14 June 2010

Features - Risk
Explaining the marketing and business case to security and risk professionals
Administrator - Monday, 10 October 2011

Features - Employee fraud
Level of staff disclosing personal data doubles
Administrator - Friday, 28 May 2010

Features - Research
Global insider fraud threat on the rise
Administrator - Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Features - Compliance
Identifying the main regulatory challenges for Islamic finance
Administrator - Thursday, 01 July 2010

Features - Financial fraud
How banks can tackle the modern day financial criminal
Administrator - Thursday, 08 September 2011

Features - Cards and Payments
Rise in POS card skimming challenges industry
Administrator - Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Features - Cybercrime
Small business financial hacking vulnerability highlighted
Administrator - Tuesday, 09 August 2011

Features - Compliance
Incorporating operational and performance auditing into compliance and financial auditing
Administrator - Friday, 20 August 2010

Features - Financial fraudWednesday, 15 April 2015

Tracing the proceeds of fraud and punishing offenders
Unlike many jurisdictions, the English legal system offers effective means to track down, freeze and reclaim stolen assets. Jeremy Andrews (pictured), Sarah Ellington and Gregory Pantlin of legal firm DLA Piper outline the options open to victims. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Data securityThursday, 19 February 2015

Attackers target low-cost POS systems
Retailers are tightening security strategies after a spate of major POS system breaches last year. Stephen Coty of Alert Logic looks at the industries hardest hit by data breaches and assesses the threats from new and emerging malware. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - CybercrimeMonday, 02 February 2015

Cybercrime report: Who takes the blame?
When a company suffers a cyber-attack, who is held ultimately responsible – the company itself, the directors or the CISO? Where can companies turn for assistance? A special report in which fraud and security experts suggest methods of approach to a rapidly escalating problem. Read more ...

Features - ComplianceTuesday, 13 January 2015

P2PE not the only PCI compliance option
The ongoing confusion over PCI requirements has been increased by the arrival of point-to-point encryption (P2PE). Kevin Burns, head of solution architecture at Vodat International, suggests there is another option. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - ComplianceThursday, 13 November 2014

Comment: Is the Auditor-Client relationship too cosy?
The Tesco accounting scandal throws up some major questions regarding the power of major firms.

In whose interests are the auditors working, the company they are assessing or those of society? Is it healthy that there are only four major auditors? And should big retailers such as Tesco be allowed to exert such a huge level of power over suppliers? Read more ...

 
     
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