The financial and reputational losses of individual crimes of fraud and malfeasance are increasing: as organisations are deploying more means of detection and prevention, they are not alone. The tools and techniques used by organised criminality and malicious insiders are becoming ever more sophisticated and complex. Is it time to go back to basics?
A spate of recent high profile robberies, kidnappings and thefts have laid open a gulf between the security arrangements of high net worth individuals and the capabilities and skills of those seeking to do them harm: but how is it even possible to fully secure an increasingly global lifestyle in the digital age?
Child trafficking and exploitation is rapidly becoming the first true globalised crime - utilising covert networks, advanced technologies, crowd-distributed content and long supply chains it is becoming increasingly difficult to combat effectively without globalising the response. Taking this kind of crime head-on is a true test for law enforcement agencies, but what do we have to do to pass?
Ana Vigil Haro
Recent events in Turkey have demonstrated three things: a split military which does not have enough control to take the country, a president that does not have enough control to prevent a coup, and a world which does not have enough control to understand and interpret the volumes of 'fact' and 'opinion' created by such a shock. So what next?
Governments invest huge amounts of money in security training and capacity building. But it’s our contention that a lot of that money is being spent inefficiently.
It’s easy to think of strategic security as a sunk cost – necessary expenditure it may be, but a recoupable value-add to the business, it would often appear not.
Major incidents of terrorism regularly cause widespread false bomb alerts and threats - as Islamic State have carried out successful attacks in the United Kingdom, so too has the risk of evacuation and police cordon risen significantly. But what does the data say about disruption to companies across the country?