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July, 18 2018 The ACFE releases the 10th Edition of the Report to the Nations

The 2018 Report to the Nations remains the most comprehensive and widely quoted source of occupational fraud data in the world. Based on information from real fraud cases as reported by Certified Fraud Examiners from around the globe, the report continues to be a tremendous resource for those interested in how occupational fraud is committed, how it is detected, who commits it, and how organizations can protect themselves from it.

The 2018 Report to the Nations is based on the results of the ACFE 2017 Global Fraud Survey, an online survey of Certified Fraud Examiners conducted from July 2017 to October 2017. Respondents were asked to provide information about the single largest fraud case they had investigated that met the following four criteria:

  1. The case must have involved occupational fraud.
  2. The investigation must have occurred between January 2016 and the time of survey participation.
  3. The investigation must have been complete at the time of survey participation.
  4. The respondent must have been reasonably sure the perpetrator(s) was (were) identified.

Respondents were presented with 76 questions regarding the details of the fraud case, including information about the perpetrator, the victim organization, and the methods of fraud employed, as well as fraud trends in general. After completing the survey the first time, respondents were provided the option to submit information about a second case that they investigated. We received 7,232 total responses to the survey, 2,690 of which were usable for purposes of the report.

The following image demonstrates the key findings from the Report:

April 9, 2018 TenIntelligence is recruiting!

TenIntelligence is looking for an Intelligence Analyst to join our growing Team located at our Kent HQ.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated research specialists who have a keen attention to detail to join our Team at our Kent headquarters. If you have effective communication and multilingual skills, can write exceptional analytical reports, work independently and within a team, able to prioritise and meet project deadlines; then we would like to hear from you.

If this sounds like you or someone you may know, please send your CV and covering letter to hr@tenintel.com.

Our Team is made up of exceptional corporate intelligence specialists with a range of regional/language expertise and international security disciplines. We provide our international clients with a variety of investigation services, including: due diligence, fraud investigations, intelligence gathering, investigative profiling and risk analysis.

The Intelligence Analyst role is varied and will involve the following:

  1. Utilising and interrogating information sources, databases and other international research sources to complete operational and investigative reports, due diligence assignments, background checks and profiling.
  2. Conduct international reference requests, telephone interviews and other intelligence gathering techniques.
  3. Utilising linguistic / research skills and reporting on geo-political events from specialist regions.
  4. Conducting covert site visits to target locations to obtain intelligence and evidence; this may include controlled test purchases of counterfeit goods or infringing products; collecting photographic evidence and obtaining other information to support the evidence gathering process.
  5. When necessary, accompanying colleagues on domestic and international investigative assignments.
  6. Writing attentive reports, including evidence packages and witness statements.
  7. Develop and build relationships with industry peers, clients and contacts; including domestic and international law enforcement and government agencies.
  8. Generally assisting colleagues with any operational support, performing administrative support and maintaining records.
  9. Meeting with clients to understand their needs, build relationships, promote our services and be a general point of contact.
  10. Assist in providing articles, reports and content for TenIntelligence’s website and social media
  11. Attending relevant seminars, networking events and conferences
  12. Develop investigative knowledge through operations, self-tuition and training events

If you are interested, please email us your CV and covering letter to hr@tenintel.com for further information:

About TenIntelligence

TenIntelligence is a leading influence in the due diligence, fraud investigation, brand protection and privacy advisory community.  Working closely with their clients, they provide analytical insight and support into the reputational and security risks faced by each client. 

www.tenintel.com

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+971 (0) 4333 4669
dubai@tenintel.com

UK & EUROPE
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March 29, 2018 TenIntelligence appointed to support Marcura's Compliance Team for GDPR

The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing innovative business solutions to the maritime industry, today announced the appointment of Ten Intelligence Limited’s Richard Bell as its external Data Protection Officer (DPO). This appointment follows the recent hiring of Peter Meyer as a Data Protection Specialist working under the Group’s Legal & Compliance Department.

These appointments are aimed at strengthening the Group’s ability to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and similar international data protection regulations, which focus on the protection of personal data. In particular, GDPR comes into force on the 25th of May 2018 and all orga­ni­za­tions doing business in the EU or that hold or transport EU citizen data are required to have the necessary policies and processes to comply with the law.

As Marcura’s external DPO, Richard Bell will serve as an independent consultant for the entire Group on matters related to GDPR compliance. He currently heads up the TenIntelligence Security & Privacy practice, advising companies located in Europe, Middle East and United States on physical and cyber security matters. He served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Head of Cyber Security Operations & Investigations for Transport for London (TfL), the government body and transportation organization that oversees Greater London’s road and rail networks (such as the London Underground), buses, taxis, bicycles and river services.  He works regularly with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). He is a Fellow of The Security Institute and a Member of the Association of Security Consultants.

As Data Protection Specialist, Peter Meyer works in close coordination with Marcura’s Information Security Team in order to improve the governance of information handled and processed by the Group. He holds both a Bachelor of Laws from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Law from the University of Cape Town. A qualified attorney in South Africa, he completed his Articles of Clerkship in a labour law firm before serving as in-house counsel for a business that specialises in providing mobile health care services, which makes him very familiar with personal data.

“Marcura has always endeavored to hold itself up to the highest standards of compliance for the benefit of its customers, and this is no different when it comes to meeting its obligations under the GDPR. The GDPR is considered to be the most stringent data protection law in the world, and with its upcoming implementation, the Group has now taken the necessary steps and initiated various measures to comply with it. The addition of Richard and Peter will help us push this agenda forward,” says Felix J. Antero, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of the Group.

Neil Miller, CEO at TenIntelligence commented: “We are delighted to be working collaboratively with Marcura. We believe this approach not only sends a positive message to their clients and suppliers, but also positions them for continued success in maintaining their excellent reputation in the compliance environment.”

Marcura & TenIntelligence

About Marcura

Marcura invests in companies that focus on providing business solutions designed to help their customers in the global maritime industry streamline processes, navigate increasingly complex regulations and mitigate risks. The Marcura companies specialize in IT-enabled services underpinned by systems, data, analytics and the collective strength of their customers who are keen to innovate, raise the standards, and reshape the industry for the future. The Group currently has offices in Dubai, India, UK, Japan, Denmark, Singapore and USA, and representatives in Germany, Canada, Hong Kong and Greece. The Group currently has a portfolio of 8 companies and business units with approximately 600 employees of 28 nationalities. www.marcura.com

About TenIntelligence

TenIntelligence is a leading influence in the due diligence, fraud investigation, brand protection and privacy advisory community.  Working closely with their clients, they provide analytical insight and support into the reputational and security risks faced by each client.  TenIntelligence delivers Privacy Advisory services to assist clients with their readiness and continued compliance for General Data Protection Regulations, Cyber-Security, Data Breach Investigations and Incident Response. They help audit clients’ resiliency by testing systems, processes and infrastructure for security soundness. With operational teams in the UK and UAE, TenIntelligence consistently delivers investigation services for their clients across multiple jurisdictions. 

www.tenintel.com

Contact Information

MIDDLE EAST
+971 (0) 4333 4669
dubai@tenintel.com

UK & EUROPE
+44 (0) 203 102 7720
euk@tenintel.com

Twitter Contacts:

@tenintelligence | @securityspeak | @neilsmiller10 | @cate_wells

March 26, 2018 TenIntelligence is on the road, as its Security & Privacy Director, Richard Bell speaks at conferences.

TenIntelligence, a leading influence in the due diligence, investigations, brand protection and privacy advisory community, continues to develop and engage with a wider audience. TenIntelligence are delighted to announce that our Security & Privacy Director, Richard Bell (RISC, FSyI), will be speaking at several conferences over the coming months.

A seasoned presenter, Richard has previously spoken at conferences and expos throughout Europe and Africa on a variety of security topics.  Richard will be providing guidance and practical steps to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) compliance, how measuring the performance of security can act as a business enabler and data breach/incident response how to manage the customers’ expectations amongst other topics.

Neil Miller, CEO at TenIntelligence commented “we are extremely pleased with our development of the Security & Privacy Division to date and to be recognised by conference providers that believe we have interesting topics to share is a huge compliment. I know we are in a strong position to add value to our clients and we look to collaborate with a wider audience, these invitations provide an excellent opportunity for us to learn and share our experiences.”

If you are attending or nearby, please connect with Richard as he’d like to meet with as many people as possible. He can currently be found at the following events;

World Cyber Security Congress

The Business Design Centre. Islington, London

27-28 March 2018

(VISITOR)

IoT Tech Expo Global, Olympia, London

18th & 19th April 2018

(PANELLIST)

GDPR: Summit London

155 Bishopsgate London

23rd April 2018

(SPEAKER)

Cyber2018, London Conference 2018

Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury

8th May 2018

(ADVISORY BOARD & PANELLIST)

Kent Vision ‘Live’

Kent Event Centre, Detling, Kent

16 May 2018

(EXHIBITING & MEET THE TEAM)

Venues & Events Expo

Kent Event Centre, Detling, Kent

31 May 2018

(SPEAKER & SUPPORTER)

Cities European Summit

Sofia, Bulgaria

25-27 June 2018

(SPEAKER)

Cyber Security Leadership Summit 2018

Berlin, Germany

12-14 November 2018

(SPEAKER)

 

About TenIntelligence

TenIntelligence is a leading influence in the due diligence, fraud investigation, brand protection and privacy advisory community.  Working closely with their clients, they provide analytical insight and support into the reputational and security risks faced by each client.

In the data protection space, TenIntelligence delivers Privacy Advisory services to assist clients with their readiness and continued compliance for General Data Protection Regulations, Cyber-Security, Data Breach Investigations and Incident Response. They help audit clients’ resiliency by testing systems, processes and infrastructure for security soundness. With operational teams in the UK and UAE, TenIntelligence consistently delivers investigation services for our clients across multiple jurisdictions.

Read more on: www.tenintel.com

Ten Intelligence Limited is a privately owned and independent company. It is registered with the Information Commissioner and is compliant with the requirements set out by the 1998 UK Data Protection Act.

Contact Information

MIDDLE EAST
+971 (0) 4333 4669
dubai@tenintel.com

UK & EUROPE
+44 (0) 203 102 7720
euk@tenintel.com

Twitter Contacts:

@tenintelligence | @securityspeak | @neilsmiller10 | @cate_wells

March 12, 2018 TenIntelligence achieves ISO 27001 certification and successfully implements an Information Security Management System.

Ten Intelligence Ltd (“TenIntelligence”), a leading influence in the due diligence, fraud investigations, brand protection and privacy advisory community is pleased to announce that it has been awarded ISO 27001 certification.

Following an extensive audit carried out by the British Assessment Bureau (an UKAS accreditation body), TenIntelligence was officially recognised as having established its Information Security Management System in line with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) 27001 Standard.

Neil Miller, Chief Executive Officer announced; “Our latest accreditation really serves to strengthen our offerings to our clients and ensures we operate with best practice. We recognise that confidentiality, integrity and the protection of data, is paramount to our clients, which is why we took positive steps to officially demonstrate our commitment to data security. The work behind this accreditation was a real team effort and I thank all of our staff for making this possible.”

Richard Bell, Privacy & Security Director at TenIntelligence continued; “we assist clients with their readiness and continued compliance for GDPR, Cyber-Security, Data Breach Investigations and Incident Response. It was extremely important that we demonstrated to our clients and contacts that we take data protection seriously and our internal procedures and culture were recognised to an international standard.”

Following a full on-site audit observing working practices, procedures and objectives, TenIntelligence received its official certificate of registration in March 2018.

The company was assessed across several fields including relevant documentation, scope of their Information Security Management System (ISMS), Business Continuity, Risk Assessments and internal procedures as well as control checks appropriate to their type of business and services.

With ISO 27001 in place, TenIntelligence now minimises risks to potential data security breaches and reduce errors and costs, while demonstrating credibility and trust.

About TenIntelligence

TenIntelligence is a leading influence in the due diligence, fraud investigation, brand protection and privacy advisory community.  Working closely with their clients, they provide analytical insight and support into the reputational and security risks faced by each client.

In the data protection space, TenIntelligence delivers Privacy Advisory services to assist clients with their readiness and continued compliance for General Data Protection Regulations, Cyber-Security, Data Breach Investigations and Incident Response. They help audit clients’ resiliency by testing systems, processes and infrastructure for security soundness.

With operational teams in the UK and UAE, TenIntelligence consistently delivers investigation services for our clients across multiple jurisdictions.

February 5, 2018 Continued recognition as TenIntelligence has been awarded Best for Hedge Fund Due Diligence and Background Checks at the recent 2018 Hedge Fund Awards.

Best for Hedge Fund Due Diligence and Background Checks

Acquisition International Magazine have just announced the winners of the 2018 Hedge Fund Awards. A traditionally fast paced industry, the hedge fund market has seen many challenges this year as financial markets around the world face political and social struggles. Despite this, many firms have excelled in the last twelve months, working diligently to provide strong returns and quality investor support.

Innovation, dedication and sheer hard work are all valued in the 2018 Hedge Fund Awards, as the judges pursued the very best that the industry has to offer. They have rewarded and recognised the firms, and the individuals behind them, who have strived through thick and thin to achieve excellence. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.

Discussing the awards, Coordinator Heather Ryan, commented: “It has been a true honour to be able to showcase the hard work and commitment of every one of my deserving winners. This programme has been going on for five years now, and during that time we have highlighted some of the industry’s greats. I hope all of my award winners have the very best of luck going forward, and I will be watching their future endeavours with great interest.”

Neil Miller, CEO at TenIntelligence welcomed the prestigious award: “We are delighted that the Hedge Fund industry has again recognised TenIntelligence as an outstanding performer in the due diligence arena. We continue to protect our clients from investment risk and regulatory breaches through analytical insight, due diligence and risk compliance. This award is down to the exceptional effort that our investigative teams in the UK and Dubai provide our clients.”

About TenIntelligence

TenIntelligence is a leading influence in the due diligencefraud investigationsbrand protection and privacy community. With operational teams in our UK and UAE offices, our Analysts and Consultants consistently deliver investigation services for our clients across multiple jurisdictions.

To learn more about the award winners and to gain insight into the working practices of the “best of the best”, please visit the Acquisition International website (https://www.acq-intl.com/2018-ten-intelligence) where you can access the winners supplement.

January 30, 2018 EVENT: March 1, 2018 - Cyber Security, GDPR, Incident Response - You and Your Business

Calling all companies in the Kent area. We’ve had a great response so far, but our Kings Hill event is fast approaching, and there are still some spaces.

Almost half of UK businesses say they have suffered a data breach in the past 12 months and the average cost to a large enterprise is £20,000 in most cases more. What should business do?

This event on March 1, 2018, delivered by the UK Headquarters of TenIntelligence is designed to help you prepare you and your business for the continued challenges of securing your business from Cyber threats, the forthcoming challenges of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the dangers in not preparing for the inevitable data loss / breach.

In this breakfast forum Richard Bell from TenIntelligence takes you on a journey of understanding the GDPR challenges and demystifying the ‘dark art’ of cyber security. Richard is responsible for supporting clients with security risk consulting services joining TenIntelligence from his previous organisation Transport for London (TfL) where he was Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Head of Cyber Security Operations & Investigations. Richard will present an agenda that introduces and explains GDPR, how GDPR changes data protection and cyber security and the vital area of planning your incident response.

Agenda

09.00 – 09.20 Refreshments and networking

09.20 – 10.00 GDPR and your business, preparing not to fail

10.00 – 10.45 Cyber and the Incident that could break you.

10.45 – 11.00 Q & A and Close

All information used in this presentation you are registering for is produced by the speakers for information purposes only and is for the sole use of the attendees at the presentation. For more information about this or any other event please contact us via info@tenintel.com

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyber-security-gdpr-incident-response-you-and-your-business-tickets-41948227277

December 8, 2017 General Data Protection Regulations come into affect on May 25, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and replaces most of the provisions of the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and other local data protection laws and directives across the European Union. It will introduce new procedures and tougher rules on how personal information must be handled and protected.

GDPR is clear and concise, but carries substantial financial penalties for non-compliance and significant reputational harm, than ever before.

However, there are new elements and significant enhancements, so you will have to do some things for the first time and some things differently.

TenIntelligence offers support and delivers the following advisory services to assist with your organisation’s readiness and continued compliance for GDPR:

Audit & Assessments:

Whether you have already begun a GDPR compliance project or you are about to embark, TenIntelligence can provide a GDPR assessment service which will help your business identify any compliance gaps and provide expert guidance on actions that needs to happen before May 2018.

Data Protection Officer:

Even where a business is not required by the GDPR to appoint a DPO, they are encouraged under the regulation to appoint one. TenIntelligence offers a “DPO Service” subscription that provides clients with the piece of mind that there is always an appointed qualified person.  that importantly holds no a conflict of interests within your business and is available to help at any stage.

Data Protection Compliance Programmes:

Most business will already understand what data protection means to their operation. TenIntelligence can review, design and develop the governance model required with a bespoke GDPR compliance program able to work at all levels appropriate for your organisation.

Breach & Incident Response:

There are many public examples of high profile data breaches, sometimes hidden behind the term “cyber-attack”. The consequences of any breach for any size business could be catastrophic. Our experienced cyber operatives can work with the executive team to design, develop, communicate and test all aspects of the incident response plan to provide confidence to the business when the inevitable happens, the business is well placed to respond.

Third-Party Assurance:

TenIntelligence can help assess what data you have, how secure it is, what your business is using it for and consider how you can interact with customers, suppliers and partners. This is crucial for offering transparency and trust which is demanded from GDPR.

November 25, 2017 General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - 6 months to go

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and replaces most of the provisions of the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and other local data protection laws and directives across the European Union. It will introduce new procedures and tougher rules on how personal information must be handled and protected.

GDPR is clear and concise, but carries substantial financial penalties for non-compliance and significant reputational harm, than ever before.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has released the following “12 step checklist” highlighting how to prepare for the GDPR. Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), so if you are complying properly with the current law then most of your approach to compliance will remain valid under the GDPR and can be the starting point to build from.

However, there are new elements and significant enhancements, so you will have to do some things for the first time and some things differently.

TenIntelligence offers support and delivers advisory services to assist with your organisation’s readiness and continued compliance for GDPR.

November 15, 2017 TenIntelligence bolsters its client offering by appointing a new Director to head up its Security & Privacy Division.

Ten Intelligence Ltd (“TenIntelligence”), a leading influence in the due diligence, fraud investigations and brand protection community announced today that Richard Bell has joined the company as its new Security & Privacy Director.

CEO Neil Miller affirmed, “in this pivotal leadership position, Richard will be responsible for supporting clients with security risk and compliance consulting services on GDPR, privacy and security planning, reviews and audits. In addition, Richard will also develop our capabilities in key growth areas, and assist in the delivery of our investigation service for our clients across multiple jurisdictions.

“Richard has been a trusted advisor for TenIntelligence since our conception and we are excited that he has joined us in an official capacity. We know he is regarded widely as an expert in his field, having worked in the security industry for over 25 years, and he is a great fit for where we want to be next.”

Richard joins TenIntelligence following a short sabbatical from his previous organisation at Transport for London (TfL) where he was their Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Head of Cyber Security Operations & Investigations. At TfL he developed the scope of the investigations role to include forensics, threat management, awareness and cyber incident response capabilities.

During his long career, he has held senior roles in security, profit protection, audit and compliance.  He is an internationally recognised public speaker on security, and has previously served as a Board Advisor for TenIntelligence and Director at The Security Institute.  He has twice been named within the Top 40 Influencers in Security by IFSEC Global.

After working in the public sector for many years Richard says, “I am delighted to join TenIntelligence and looking forward to working collaboratively with our clients to mitigate the challenging area of security risks throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Following years of playing a vital role in keeping London safe, I now look forward to doing the same for our clients. We have a strong and experienced team at TenIntelligence that is perfectly positioned to help our clients protect customers, people, data, and assets from the threat of misuse, loss or attack.”

 

November 1, 2017 Continued recognition as TenIntelligence has been awarded Best Hedge Fund Intelligence Firm 2017 (EMEA) at the recent 2017 Fund Awards.

The 2017 Fund Awards (Wealth & Finance International) looks to reward and recognise the forward thinking and intuitive professionals from around the world who have worked tirelessly over the last twelve months to provide their investors with strong returns and reduced exposure to volatility.

Neil Miller, CEO at TenIntelligence welcomed the prestigious award: “We are delighted that the Hedge Fund industry has again recognised TenIntelligence as an outstanding performer in the due diligence arena. We help protect our clients from investment risk and regulatory breaches through analytical insight, due diligence and risk compliance. This award is down to the exceptional effort that our investigative teams in the UK and Dubai provide our clients.”