Forensic Investigations

Problems facing Small Businesses

PROBLEMS AT MANAGEMENT LEVEL OF SMALL BUSINESSES:

  • 79% DON’T UNDERSTAND CYBER SECURITY
  • 80% DON’T USE DATA PROTECTION
  • 91% DON’T USE END-POINT MOBILE SECURITY
  • 83% DON’T HAVE A PLAN FOR CYBER SECURITY
  • 70% DON’T HAVE AN ADEQUATE BACK-UP SYSTEM

PROBLEMS AT EMPLOYEE LEVEL OF SMALL BUSINESSES:

  • 71% ARE ALLOWED ACCESS TO SECURE NETWORKS WITH PERSONAL DEVICES
  • 35% KEEP WORK DATA ON THEIR LAPTOPS, SMARTPHONES OR OTHER DEVICES
  • 45% FEEL THAT THE DEVICES THEY USE ARE NOT SECURE
  • 69% HAVE USED PERSONAL USB AT WORK
  • 70% ACCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION AT WORK

As members of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) we are highly trained, high-performing fraud & crime investigation specialists. We execute investigations in line with core business needs, resulting in a multi-faceted, innovative and results-driven approach to the management of challenging high risk environments. 

 

We understand the methods by which different frauds and other crimes are detected. It is critical for both investigating schemes and implementing effective prevention strategies. The leading detection methods are tips, internal/external audits and management review of which Tips were by far the most common means of detection at 40% of cases—more than internal/external audit (15%) and management review (13%) combined.

 

FRAUD IN SMALL BUSINESSES:

Fraud and crime can be especially devastating to small businesses. These organizations typically have fewer resources to both prevent and recover from a fraud, and they often require an increased level of trust in employees due to a lower ability to implement robust anti-fraud controls. SMALL BUSINESSES LOSE ALMOST TWICE AS MUCH PER SCHEME TO OCCUPATIONAL FRAUD. Small businesses face DIFFERENT RISKS than larger organizations such as Payroll, Cash larceny, Financial statement fraud, Non-cash & Cash on hand, Skimming, Expense reimbursements, Check and payment tampering, Billing, Corruption and Register disbursements. Small businesses typically have fewer anti-fraud Controls than larger organizations, leaving them more vulnerable to fraud.

 

THE RED FLAGS OF FRAUD:

Understanding and recognizing the behavioural red flags displayed by fraud perpetrators can help organizations detect fraud and mitigate losses.

 

We conduct our work with extensive experience in all aspects of investigative environments, including cyber space, digital evidence, identifying weaknesses in systems, planning and execution of investigations. Our investigation teams performs all these functions with a depth of ability and responsibility. It has its own technical support systems which is important in gathering court driven evidence during the investigation process.

 

The organization’s investigation framework refined expertise in asset protection, digital evidence, syndicate operations, strategic planning, process implementation and operations management, gained from almost 30 years’ experience. We have successfully implemented and managed investigations across Southern Africa; effectively handling investigative operations and tactical planning activities for clients.

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