Information theft on the rise globally

The recently published Kroll survey points to information theft having bypassed all other forms of fraud. Not surprising in the context of increasing dependence on information technology, increasing complexity of systems and increasing sophistication of criminal gangs.

Some of the key questions for businesses:

Do you know what you are trying to protect?
Have you completed a risk assessment?
Have you take action in respect of risks identified?
Would you know whether you have been subject to attempted or successful information theft?

Still surprising to see how many businesses have not completed a risk assessment.