Colin McLaren, former homicide detective, talks to Eve Ash about the high likelihood of theft, dishonesty and cybercrime. Policies, ramped up security and audits are key prevention tools.
In this video, retired detective Colin McLaren discusses with Eve Ash how workplaces can be sitting ducks for crimes such as theft, dishonesty and cyberattacks. He advocates ramping up security, investing in the right applications and consultants, and clamping down on abuse of privilege. Having strong policies and rules about use of company cars and credit cards is essential. So too are standard operating procedures (SOPs) and random checks for pornography, drugs and alcohol. With social media, less personal information sharing is best. Check people’s backgrounds when recruiting and ensure strong audit trails and double-checking for those with discretion over company money.
Key Learning Points
In this video, viewers will learn that:
Crimes can occur anywhere, anytime by anyone
Most business crimes are theft or dishonesty
Security at work needs ramping up
For cybercrime, invest in consultants
Clear policies can help prevent abuse of privileges
Strong rules are needed about pornography, drugs and alcohol
Social media – less personal information is best
Researching people’s backgrounds is essential when recruiting
Ensure double-checking and auditing of all financial transactions
Interviewer: Eve Ash
Interviewee: Colin McLaren