January 2021: Issue Eleven

January 2021: Issue Eleven

January 2021:

A new year ahead often means new resolutions, challenges, projects and plans. This year should be no different.

For us, each team member will start to set out their ideas and plans for their personal development, which is a vital component to improving their working life. At TenIntelligence, we have an initiative called Ten% time, which allows every team member the opportunity to dedicate time to personal development and individual projects.

Now more than ever, business leaders and employers must recognize that increasing stimulus and recognition in an individuals professional life will help with strengthening their mental health too.  My colleague, Rae, has highlighted her thoughts from a personal journey on page 5. This edition also focuses on the tolerance of fraud in different cultures; a focus on COVID-19 fraud; brand protection cases from Dubai, examples of red flags found in recent background checks; and our 10-Point Plan on how to deal with a data breach.

Stay safe everyone!

COVID-19 Fraud: Don’t Let Fraudsters Take Advantage of a Tough Situation

In 2020 the UK Government implemented various relief and economy-boosting schemes as part of its coronavirus strategy. Yet, fraudsters have eyed up an opportunity, as Analyst Jake Durham reports…

Considerations when investigating fraud in different cultures

While many aspects of human thought and behaviour are universal, my Psychology degree taught me that cultural differences can lead to often surprising differences in how people think, feel, and act; Senior Associate Valeryia Dockrell reports.

How identifying red flags uncover financial, regulatory and operational risks

Last year TenIntelligence conducted over 500 due diligence checks on directors and senior executives for our clients, using our traffic light system based on Red Flags (High Risk), Amber Flags (Moderate Risk) and Green Flags (Minimal Risk).  Analyst, Tim Minchin reports on why identifying red flags is important for your organisation. 

The working environment during COVID-19 in 2020 and into 2021 continues to change and for many, an increase in anxiety

Our UK team has been working remotely since early March 2020, with a two week window last September, where the team enjoyed a welcome return to the office. We regularly talk about positivity and communication during our weekly video meetings; and recently members of the team enjoyed a seminar which has prompted one of our new members of the team, Rae Legg, to open up about her thoughts on mental health.

Data breach incidents and response planning: Our Ten Point Guide for preparing and responding for a breach incident

A personal data breach is a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data”. This includes breaches that are the result of both accidental and deliberate causes. It also means that a breach is more than just about losing personal data. Senior Compliance Executive, Heba Mostafa reports.

Top Ten updates you may have missed

Over the last 3 months, there have been some major legislation changes and guidance from partners in the cyber-security, data protection and fraud investigations industry. Here are our top ten…

Dubai Police seize £1.7 billion worth of counterfeit products in 5 years. A success story that our Dubai team has had a big influence

Throughout the pandemic, our Dubai team continued to provide pro-active online training to Dubai Customs authorities on the identification of counterfeit goods.