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News | 5 November 2020

Fraud team shortlisted for national award

We're pleased to announce that our counter fraud team has been shortlisted for a Tackling Economic Crime Award (TECA) for the second year in a row. Sponsored by Cifas...

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News | 26 October 2020

Phishing and its risks

Phishing is when cybercriminals attempt to trick you into giving away information. This usually occurs via email but can also be received on a text message, by phone, letter...

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News | 25 October 2020

What is whaling?

Whaling is where a cybercriminal impersonates a senior member of staff and sends a communication under their guise. It's similar to phishing but specifically targets senior people...

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News | 24 October 2020

Password security

We all know how important password security is. If a hacker is able to access your account, they could obtain dangerous information, install malware, steal data, or attempt a cyber-fraud…

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News | 23 October 2020

5 fundamentals for an effective incident response programme

Coronavirus has brought into sharp focus the importance of organisational resilience and preparedness for all organisations. Uncertainty...

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News | 21 October 2020

York man prosecuted for misusing family member’s blue badge

The York man was caught misusing a family member’s blue badge in the city centre earlier this year. An investigation into the misuse was conducted following...

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News | 23 July 2020

Internal audit in academies: change in guidance

From September 2020, your school’s external auditor will no longer be able to undertake internal audit activities as well.

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News | 2 June 2020

Fraud alert: Covid-19 business grants

Beware of the latest Covid business grants fraud, where scammers email councils requesting information about businesses. It’s been confirmed these were sent by fraudsters, pretending to be senior officers from…

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News | 20 May 2020

What is internal audit?

It’s Internal Audit Awareness Month! Yes, they really do get a whole month. We’re aiming to raise awareness of internal audit through a series of posts exploring what audit is,…

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News | 5 May 2020

Veritau’s Covid-19 response team

At Veritau we set up a Covid-19 response team soon after the start of the pandemic and they’ve been busy ever since. Their aim is to provide consistent and timely…

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News | 29 April 2020

Remote working: 9 tips for keeping data secure

Keeping data secure is always important, and can be difficult during remote working. One of the key principles of GDPR is the security principle, which builds on the requirement in…

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News | 20 April 2020

7 types of fraud on the rise due to coronavirus

Fraud might be the last thing on your mind during this crisis, but sadly criminals will take advantage of any situation. Here are seven types of fraud on the rise…

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