The Importance Of A Fraud Risk Assessment
Throughout history we have see criminals use more and more clever techniques in order to steal ones identity and information. The same goes for today except now more than ever do we see criminals casing facilities as well as online looking for ways to get your companies data and items in order to make a profit on them. The scariest part is that many offenses are done internally so it is crucial that if you have a current business that deals with data and/or items that can be stolen and used in a criminal fashion then it is imperative that you run a fraud risk assessment. In this article we are going to look at what the advantages are of running a proper fraud risk assessment. This assessment will take a look at the more common areas that are neglected to be secured by most and are common targets for those seeking to commit fraud type actions. We will also look at what you can do to protect yourself in other ways that are sometimes targets for criminals as well as well as get the point around the office that your business is taking the steps to track and maintain proper records and that if any employees be so daring to try and commit fraud will soon be reprimanded.
Starting Your Fraud Risk Assessment
First off and most commonly stolen are what is considered “attractive items”. These attractive items are usually high end electronics that are also known as portable assets like laptops, PDA, Smartphones, Tablets and other computer equipment. We must look to register these items in an asset number database that is secure and away from the business database. By logging your companies items and their serial numbers can help bring back your items if or when they are stolen and if you have a security sticker on the device showing that it is secure then that will help to deter the item from going missing as well although it can be best to check with security officials before doing this. Management approval for all asset approval and disposal and a secure storage can be main deterrents to fraud as well. If your business has a cash register or several of them then it is important to have each register segregated from another as well as a revolving staff.
This are just some of the few fraud risk assessment techniques that you can use that will help to deter company items and/or data being taken in a criminal act. There are still much more that you will need to be aware of before completing a total fraud risk assessment. So be sure to look into our other articles such as security risk assessment as well as our affiliates for more information.