According to the newly-released Global Economic Crime Survey 2016, 37% of Canadian companies were hit by economic crime in the past 24 months and 28% of the fraud experienced came through online sources. That means that one in every three businesses is likely to be a victim of cybercrime. Cybercrime will remain a huge problem area for businesses in all industries over the next five years and is a source of significant losses: 31% of Canadian organizations reported losses between $1,000 and $50,000 and 16% reported losses between $50,000 and $5 million. Another telling result is that 59% of respondents believe the threat of cybercrime is growing.
Despite the fact that cybercrime is an obvious and increasing threat to businesses, the same survey reports that 26% of Canadian businesses have not conducted any fraud risk assessment in the last 24 months. Unfortunately, this passive approach leads to trouble, especially considering that cybercriminals’ practices are ever-evolving. An identification and analysis of what could go wrong are the key components of risk assessment in an IT audit. Don’t miss security threats within your organization; taking a proactive approach to cybercrime will ensure that you are protected from the worst case scenario.
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