EY’s 2016 Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey, Shifting into high gear: mitigating risks and demonstrating returns has highlighted the concerns UK organizations currently have regarding the risk of cyber breaches and insider threats.
According to the survey, which was conducted globally across various industry sectors including financial services, life sciences, manufacturing and power and utilities, a large percentage of UK businesses perceive the possibility of insider threats (such as malicious employees stealing, manipulating or destroying data) to be one of the greatest security risks they are currently facing. The survey asked 66 UK respondents to outline their most poignant concerns surrounding fraud and corruption, with 83% (the highest globally) stating that cyber breaches and insider threats are the fastest growing fraud risks they have. Anxieties regarding claims for false travel expenses or the abuse of entertainment were regarded to be the second highest fraud risks, with 65% of respondents voicing their concerns regarding these issues. UK businesses clearly consider anti-fraud measures to be of significant importance and 68% feel they should be doing more to improve their current procedures.
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