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Face of fraud changes as conmen rely on the innocence of youth

KPMG’s bi annual Fraud Barometer measures fraud cases in the UK from 01 January 2014 – 30 June 2014
Modified date: 27/08/2014
Business and industry issue; Press release
 

Procurement Fraud: Are you Prepared? – Prevention and detection

The procurement cycle is fundamental to the profitability of an organisation; therefore procurement fraud poses a significant threat to organisations.
Modified date: 26/08/2014
Business and industry issue
 

National Fraud Intelligence Bureau: Monthly Threat Update

The latest National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) Monthly Threat Update
Modified date: 26/08/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Shady business partners pose serious risk

A KPMG report into corporate intelligence background searches shows troublemaking directors are targeting financial, energy and technology businesses.
Modified date: 21/08/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Crowdfunding: is there really safety in numbers?

A brief look at the history of crowdfunding or crowdsourcing shows that the model has existed for many years
Modified date: 21/08/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Risk: moving from a cost centre to a value creator

Plenty of scope exists for turning risk management, within insurance businesses, from a cost centre into a value creator claims Michael Crawford, Head of Insurance Risk & Capital, KPMG in the UK
Modified date: 21/08/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Are finance shared service centres adequately managing fraud risks?

Finance shared service centres have become an essential part of many organisations, but they require a change in the way businesses manage fraud risks
Modified date: 20/08/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Traditional ‘low tech’ fraudsters make hay as organisations focus on ‘high tech’ attacks

KPMG’s Fraud Barometer shows a high volume of fraud cases prosecuted in the past year but at much lower value levels than recorded in previous years
Modified date: 18/08/2014
Press release
 

Counterfeit Christmas: consumers risk buying turkeys instead of a golden goose, says KPMG

High Street retailers and brand owners are locked in a battle against counterfeit goods salesmen as consumers hunt for bargain presents in Christmas
Modified date: 18/08/2014
Press release
 

Account takeover fraud – NFIB update

Russian and UK organised crime gangs are using Trojan software and cloned SIM cards to withdraw funds from thousands of bank accounts.
Modified date: 16/08/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Fraud increases 38% but real cost is human misery

Fraud cases totalling over £0.5bn were recorded in the first half of 2013, up over a quarter on the previous year, according to KPMG’s Fraud Barometer
Modified date: 28/07/2014
Press release
 

Whistleblowing – the Commission’s Report

Read a summary of key findings from the Report on the effectiveness of existing arrangements for workplace whistleblowing in the UK.
Modified date: 07/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG at the 2014 Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference, London

KPMG in the UK is proud to be a Principal Partner and major sponsor at the 2014 IIA International Conference on 6 – 9 July 2014 at London’s ExCeL.
Modified date: 02/07/2014
Business and industry issue; Event
 

Smart Controls

Discover how KPMG offer professional control testing, supported by leading edge technology, that can turn compliance burdens to benefits.
Modified date: 04/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG Cyber Predictions 2014

Cyber security is a rapidly changing field and making predictions always carries a certain risk, but Malcolm Marshall, UK and Global Leader of KPMG’s Cyber Security practice says there are clear trends emerging
Modified date: 01/05/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Too many cyber risks if XP support is shelved, says KPMG

With the death knells sounding for Microsoft Windows XP, Stephen Bonner, a partner in KPMG’s IPBR team, explains what its end-of-life really means for business. He also highlights concerns over the security implications of pulling the plug on XP.
Modified date: 01/05/2014
Press release
 

Hackers are the new open sea pirates, says KPMG

Wil Rockall comments on the news that the open seas are the next playground for hackers. He highlights that the cyber security of maritime control systems controlled by engineers and not CISOs and CIOs are making these systems vulnerable to pirates.
Modified date: 25/04/2014
Press release
 

Changes to consumer credit regulation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) became responsible for regulating consumer credit on 1 April 2014.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Boards need to defend against a new era of cyber warfare

Malcolm Marshall, head of cyber security at KPMG, comments on news that the UK is further developing its cyber capabilities.
Modified date: 31/01/2014
Press release
 

Fraud Awareness E-learning Trailer

This video sets out the key elements of the Fraud Awareness E-learning Module.
Modified date: 31/01/2014
KPMG information; Video
 

Corporate finance community risk deals collapsing unless cyber security is ramped up

KPMG responds to the publication of a report highlighting cyber security weaknesses in the world of corporate finance transactions
Modified date: 29/01/2014
Press release
 

Cyber attacks: beware of the enemy within

Stephen Bonner highlights the need for businesses to be wary of insider threats on the back of the news of spying on offline computers
Modified date: 29/01/2014
Press release
 

KPMG issues the latest Profile of a Fraudster report

Cyber fraud represents an increasing risk as criminals turn to robotics to avoid detection.
Modified date: 16/01/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Cross-border Investigations: are you ready for the challenge?

Conducting cross-border investigations is complex. Add legal and cultural differences and you have a huge challenge facing global corporations today.
Modified date: 10/01/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Preventing financial crime in the asset management sector

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a report on money laundering, bribery and corruption risks in the asset management sector.
Modified date: 06/12/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Astrus Insights - KPMG's analysis of third-party integrity risks

KPMG has launched the first study of its kind into the risks companies take when they enter into new business relationships
Modified date: 11/10/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Corporate background searches show shady ‘beneficial owners’ pose serious threat to financial services sector

Corporate intelligence experts at KPMG have launched the first study into the risks companies take when they enter into business relationships.
Modified date: 30/09/2013
Press release
 

Procurement Fraud: Could this happen to you? - How it occurs

Abuse within the procurement cycle is common and can be damaging, from the magnitude of potential monetary losses through to reputational damage
Modified date: 07/06/2013
Business and industry issue
 

The Role of the Chief Risk Officer in Financial Services

The Role of the Chief Risk Officer in Financial Services - Evolution, Revolution, or an Impossible Job?.
Modified date: 23/05/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Banking Expert Witnesses

We can assist with a range of technical accounting and auditing issues relating to banks and other retail credit institutions.
Modified date: 30/01/2013
Business and industry issue
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