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Category Archives: Fraud Prevention

Whistleblower Hotlines: Phone, Web-Based, and E-mail

By: Matt Gardiner, CPA CFE Whistleblower hotlines are the most effective way to enable staff, customers, and vendors to report fraud and unethical activities occurring at your organization. Historically, this has meant maintaining an actual telephone line where whistleblowers could call in tips, however over the last few years these hotlines have evolved to include...

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Developing a Culture of Skepticism – Matt Gardiner, CPA, CFE

One of the cornerstones of the audit profession is “Professional Skepticism”. The Generally Accepted Auditing Standards define this as “an attitude that includes a questioning mind and a critical assessment of audit evidence.” It’s this mindset that ensures auditors gather and examine evidence that supports the ultimate audit opinion. That mindset drives the decision making...

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Is your IT Environment safe from cybercrime?

Cybercrime is getting more serious by the month.  The bad guys are getting quite smart about tricking people into clicking on fraudulent links or opening up malicious attachments to emails.  They are getting more sophisticated and even making communications look like they are coming from within the organization itself.  We know of clients that have...

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