Global Economic Crime Survey - 2011

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Cybercrime in the spotlight

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 Economic Crime Survey turns the spotlight on to the growing threat of cybercrime. Today, most people and businesses rely on technology, including the Internet. In doing so, they are opening themselves up to potential attacks from criminals anywhere in the world. Against the backdrop of data losses and theft, computer viruses and hacking - our survey looks at the significance and impact of this new type of economic crime and how it affects businesses worldwide.