The Global Economic Crime Survey 2011, Ukraine. Cybercrime in the spotlight
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With about 4,000 respondents from organisations in 78 countries, Global Economic Crime Survey this is the most comprehensive global survey of economic crime available to businesses.
The number of participants from Ukraine increased by 23% in comparison to last survey and included 84 Ukrainian senior executives and managers representing 13 industries.
Economic crime does not discriminate. It affects organisations all over the world, and no industry or organisation is immune. The fallout cannot be measured simply by the direct costs, as economic crime can seriously damage brands or tarnish a reputation, leading organisations to lose market share. As society becomes less tolerant of unethical behaviour, businesses need to make sure they’re building – and keeping – the public’s trust.
This year’s report is divided into two sections:
- Cybercrime – its impact on organisations, their awareness of the crime, and what they are doing to combat the risks
- Fraud, the fraudster and the defrauded – types of frauds committed, how fraud is detected, who commits fraud, and the repercussions for those who are caught.
Key findings about situation in Ukraine:
- Cybercrime has become one of top five economic crimes in Ukraine.
- Every 3rd respondent (37%) believes that the risk of cybercrime has increased over the past 12 months.
- More than 25% of organisations do not have adequate cybercrime incident response mechanisms/policies.
- 46% of respondents have not received any training related to cyber security during the last 12 months.
- 58% of respondents in Ukraine report that their organisations do not monitor the use of social media sites.
- 36% of organisations had experienced economic crime in the past 12 months
- Every 3rd organisation does not perform risk assessments.
- Assets misappropriation (73%) andbribery and corruption (60%) remain the most common types of crime in Ukraine.
- The number of internal frauds has increased significantly (by 22%) since 2009.
- The majority of Ukrainian respondents who faced economic crime estimated losses up to $5m.
- 40% of crimes are committed by senior management.
- Every 5th organisation that has suffered from economic crime has not taken any actions against an internal perpetrator of fraud.