Cyber Risk: Is Your Business Computer Network Secure?

Security concept: computer keyboard with word Cyber Crime, selected focus on enter button background, 3d render It’s a myth that cyber criminals only target large corporations. Our increasing reliance on ever-advancing technology also brings with it threats to businesses, regardless of their size or industry. A computer environment includes hardware such as physical

2017-11-29T08:59:45+12:00May 25th, 2017|Assurance, Fraud|

Keeping Safe From Computer Viruses

Computer viruses are rampant all over the world.  The sheer speed at which they are developed, altered and distributed result in them spreading through and infecting thousands of networks within minutes.  Even the most sophisticated security filters and anti-virus software can have difficulty keeping up with them. Recently we were the unfortunate victims – along

2020-06-25T14:50:38+12:00September 1st, 2015|Fraud|

Fraud is Here!

Fraud is a deliberate deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain. Fraud is both a civil wrong i.e., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud and/or recover monetary compensation; and a criminal wrong i.e., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities. Fraud is becoming more common

2020-02-27T17:15:41+12:00July 2nd, 2015|Assurance, Fraud|

Business Fraud: Could Your Business Be At Risk?

We explain why all New Zealand businesses are at risk of economic fraud. Over 30% of New Zealand businesses of all sizes, structures and within all industries are believed to be subject to fraud, error and corruption – and this figure appears to be rising. Why Is Fraudulent Behaviour So Prevalent? For many New Zealanders,

2019-11-14T14:21:38+12:00September 4th, 2014|Assurance, Audit, Fraud|

Why Internal Control Reviews Are Also Important For SMEs

Internal control reviews are often regarded as the domain of large entities such as publicly listed companies or government departments. While the control environment of a small or medium-sized entity (SME) may differ from that of a large organisation, it is equally important that it is reviewed regularly in order to ensure the effective management

2019-11-07T10:38:20+12:00May 12th, 2014|Assurance, Fraud|

Dealing With Business Fraud And Error

It is impossible to ignore the statistics showing that fraud is on the increase. Business fraud can often be a result of dishonest staff having too much influence or control over a number of key functions of the business. The consequences of fraud or error can be devastating for a business. Recently I was called

2019-05-16T13:55:59+12:00April 1st, 2012|Assurance, Fraud|