Steps to Stop External Fraud
Data breaches, hacking and external fraud attempts against Target, Sony and The Home Depot illustrate the need to safeguard against external fraud risks. Specific control issues increase risk, but measures can be taken to reduce exposure to external attacks.
Until recently, a percentage of organizations discounted risk related to external fraud attempts. Most were only concerned with protecting physical assets such as inventory or fixed assets. However, because of the many highly publicized corporate hacking events, such as the ones that affected Target, Sony, and The Home Depot, more attention is being paid to external fraud risk of all type. In this session, we look at what is included in a definition of external fraud and then delve into specific control issues that can give rise to increased risk. We then discuss measures that organizations can employ to help reduce exposure to external attacks.
- Types of external fraud
- Considerations as organizations work to reduce fraud risk
- External fraud and known parties/External fraud unknown perpetrators
- Define external fraud.
- Identify control issues that can give rise to external fraud occurrences.
- List ways to reduce external fraud risk.
Business and financial professionals.
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