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How Bias Impacts Due Diligence and Fraud Investigations?


Introduction Bias is defined as “a disproportionate weight in favour of or against an idea or thing”. Sometimes, bias can be a good thing. It is a natural and learned process that can help people make decisions and protect themselves from potential threats. However, the role of due diligence analysts and fraud investigators is to […]

The Top 10 Fraud Prevention Methods to Safeguard Your Business


Identifying fraudsters and recognising fraud indicators has been well explored, highlighting how fraudulent activity can damage a company’s finances, reputation, and stability. However, preventing fraud is just as essential as detecting it. Now, it’s time to delve deeper into this critical subject. Introduction to Fraud Prevention Fraud prevention is an ongoing process that requires a […]

Protecting Student Privacy: The Importance of School Data Protection


In today’s digital age, schools handle a vast amount of sensitive information about students, parents, and staff. This data drives everything from admissions to student support services, including academic records and personal details. However, with significant data comes great responsibility. Ensuring its security and privacy is paramount; each of us plays a crucial role in […]

GCC Smart Cities: Ensuring Compliance and Security in their Urban Innovations


Introduction to GCC Smart Cities The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are at the forefront of smart cities’ development. These urban innovations transform cities into technologically advanced and sustainable habitats, leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and big data. While some of these innovations concern building new cities, such as Neom or […]

Hiring for Business Success with Pre-Employment Background Checks


So, you believe you’ve found the ideal candidate after investing time in planning, advertising, and interviewing. You’re relieved and ready for them to start. But have you considered the potential risks amidst your day-to-day operations, from budgeting resources to nurturing client relationships? One crucial aspect often overlooked is pre-employment background checks. Without thorough screening of […]

Why is Digital Forensics important for your business?


What is Digital Forensic Investigation?    Digital forensic investigation is a branch of forensic science that examines and analyses digital devices, networks, and data to uncover evidence. It encompasses various activities, including retrieving deleted files, examining digital storage media, analysing network traffic, and identifying security breaches or unauthorized access.  Digital Forensic Investigations can be conducted within […]

Detecting Occupational Fraud- List of Behavioural Red Flags 2024


The ACFE published its latest report, Occupational Fraud 2024: A Report to the Nations. The study’s findings focused on the costs and effects of occupational fraud. The report covers fraud cases investigated between January 2022 and September 2023, with data from 1,921 cases across 138 countries and territories. An aspect of occupational fraud analysed in the report was the […]

A guide on the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive(CS3D)


What is the CS3D? The EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CS3D”) is a proposed due diligence framework for companies within the EU. It aims to hold companies responsible for possible abuses of human rights and the environment in their supply chains. Companies under the CS3D must conduct the necessary due diligence procedures and alter […]

Navigating Due Diligence in Emerging Economies 


Introduction Working on due diligence investigations in emerging economies mean our days are never boring and never the same, from working on different subjects, languages, or jurisdictions. As a team, we aim to maintain an outstanding and consistent reputation for excellence, integrity, and success. This is only possible because we pay close attention to changes […]

ICO announces new data protection fining guidance March’24


The Information Commissioner’s Office unveils new data protection fining guidelines, offering clarity on penalty issuance and fine calculation, enhancing transparency for organizations. The new guidance is issued to replace sections of the ICO Regulatory Action Policy, published in November 2018. With data breaches and privacy infringements increasingly making headlines, regulatory authorities worldwide have bolstered their […]