The transition to a technology-led approach for enhanced integrity

“Finding a needle in a haystack” seems to be apt to describe the role of a forensic investigator or compliance professional. Over time, fraud, bribery and corruption risks have turned sophisticated, perpetrators have become smarter, and data in the form of bits and bytes has become central to unearthing critical evidence, transforming the “haystack” into … More The transition to a technology-led approach for enhanced integrity

Gauging the role of Forensic Data Analytics in an era of digital transformation

The global landscape has been continuously evolving, coupled with rising geopolitical concerns, market volatility and cyber-attacks. There has also been a significant rise in enforcement, highlighted by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit receiving 30 voluntary disclosures when the pilot program was in effect during the 18 months, vis-a-vis 18 cases in the previous period. … More Gauging the role of Forensic Data Analytics in an era of digital transformation

IT-ITeS sector – Evolving through fraud risks and governance challenges

The Indian information technology and technology enabled services (IT-ITeS) industry continues to benefit significantly with an uptick in private equity investments. According to a report by Venture Intelligence, private equity investments in the sector rose in 2017, accounting for 46% of the investment value and growing by 140% to $11.4 billion. Today, the IT-ITeS sector … More IT-ITeS sector – Evolving through fraud risks and governance challenges

Advanced Forensic Data Analytics instrumental to address data protection, privacy risks

Digital transformation has been a key enabler for accelerated business growth in India Inc. However, it has also augmented risks related to data protection, data privacy and cybercrime. EY’s Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey 2018 titled ‘How can you disrupt risk in an era of digital transformation?’ has underlined that organizations should harness the power … More Advanced Forensic Data Analytics instrumental to address data protection, privacy risks

Is your agent rogue?

In a year characterized by geopolitical risk, economic uncertainty and increased regulatory intensity, the findings of our 2017 Asia-Pacific Fraud Survey are a cause for concern: over half of close to 1,700 respondents across sectors believed that ethical standards have not improved in their local business operations.

EY Forensic Outlook 2017

Government initiatives, strong domestic demand and rapid inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) led India being on an upward growth trajectory this year. The recent demonetization drive, introduction of new regulations such as the Bankruptcy code and push toward a digital economy have had a profound impact on businesses and consumers alike. While the short … More EY Forensic Outlook 2017

The dark side of recruitment – a deceptive proposition

On account of a firm’s rather average financial performance, Alex*, a manager there was supposed to sensitize his team about the probability of increments for the year being lower than the expected ratio. Considering that the top performer from his team, Alan* would not take well to the proposition, Alex advised him, in confidence, that he … More The dark side of recruitment – a deceptive proposition

Cybercrime threats leading to increased investment in forensic data analytics

In today’s digital world, there are rapidly expanding opportunities for innovation and growth. Unfortunately, these new opportunities have also brought new fraud risks in the forms of cybercrime and internal threat. Our Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey 2016, Shifting into high gear: mitigating risks and demonstrating returns, revealed that risks such as such as internal fraud, … More Cybercrime threats leading to increased investment in forensic data analytics

e-Crime, an increasingly sophisticated menace to businesses and consumers

When “everything is becoming digital,” private, public, and civil institutions become more dependent on information systems and more vulnerable to cybercrime. To fully derive the value inherent in technological innovation, a robust and co-ordinated system is essential to effectively mitigate the risks of cyber-attacks. But what needs to be done? And how can it be … More e-Crime, an increasingly sophisticated menace to businesses and consumers