Vinay Shrivastava
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Institute of Risk Management: Risk Predictions for 2020 (Part 2)

Global conflict, bush fires, flooding and political unrest. These are just some of the key issues unearthed as a result of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asking its senior members what their risk predictions are for 2020. In Part 2 of Risk Xtra’s comprehensive round-up,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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New NHSCFA process enables investigators to share information on fraud risks

The National Health Service Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) Fraud Prevention Unit has just launched a new system weakness referral process. By ‘system weakness’, the NHSCFA references an inadequate level of controls, or otherwise a lack of controls, which creates an...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
Simran Baghara
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Policing cyber crime review welcomed by National Business Crime Solution

A high-level review which admits existing police technology is struggling to fight industrial levels of cyber crime and recommends recruiting ‘modern’ teams from other sectors to tackle the avalanche of cases has been welcomed by the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Fraudsters targeted in Project OTELLO national law enforcement campaign

The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) in collaboration with the City of London Police is spearheading a campaign targeting fraudsters responsible for duping members of the public and businesses out of billions of pounds. The campaign, named Project OTELLO, also involves...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Airbus strikes deal in principle in bid to settle bribery and corruption allegations

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has confirmed that it has reached agreement in principle with the French Parquet National Financier, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and US authorities in the context of investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption as well as...
Posted On 28 Jan 2020
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Former Oxford University Hospitals CIO sentenced for committing NHS fraud

A senior NHS hospital manager who gained his job by falsely stating that he had a degree has been sentenced at Oxford Crown Court to two years’ imprisonment (suspended for two years) for fraud against the NHS. Peter Knight was a director on the Board of Oxford University...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Official cyber crime figures are ‘tip of the iceberg’ warns bluedog Security Monitoring

New figures which report a fall in ‘computer misuse’ and a rise in fraud merely serve to show that the authorities are failing to grasp the true impact of cyber crime. That’s according to cyber security expert Tim Thurlings of bluedog Security Monitoring who suggests...
Posted On 24 Jan 2020
Nick Downing
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Fraud prevention service Cifas appoints Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer. Downing was previously assistant chief constable of Kent & Essex Police, where he oversaw serious, organised, economic and cyber crime as well as being the national...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
Sarah Hayward-Turton
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Risk Strategies: The Requirement for Resilience in the Retail Sector

Some retailers might be finding themselves hankering after the good old days when, from a security perspective, in-store theft was the major threat posed to their business. The threat landscape is continually changing and, while in-store crime is still a major issue, retailers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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CPS to hire “hundreds” of new criminal lawyers across England and Wales

The body that prosecutes the majority of crimes in England and Wales has launched a recruitment campaign to hire almost 400 new lawyers by the end of June. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which prosecuted 495,000 cases in 2018, was given an £85 million boost by the...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020