Departments join forces to launch a cybercrime defence and investigation initiative.

SM&B’s Business Crime and Regulatory and Employment departments join forces to launch a cybercrime defence and investigation initiative.

In response to a recent increase in cybercrime attacks suffered by clients SM&B is drawing on its experience and industry connections to launch a new cybercrime defence and investigation initiative to combat the significant risk to our clients’ interests. This coincides with the Attorney General’s remarks that the government is considering introducing a corporate offence of “failing to prevent economic crime.”

It’s rarely the actual technology that is the problem. An environment which creates the opportunity for ‘people’ to commit cybercrime is created by ‘people’ through poor system design, lax security procedures and a lack of robust policies and procedures.

The initiative will ensure that clients are fully compliant and up to date with the security precautions they need to have in place to protect against internal and external attacks launched by cybercriminals.

SM&B will work closely with clients to tailor a package which best suits their needs, and will offer a full audit of IT systems, compliance procedures and policies, training and advice to key staff, advise on the establishment of a crisis management team and offer an emergency advice and investigations service.

If you are interested in learning how you can protect your organisation from cybercrime please read our article ‘ Cyber security risk – a ‘dark cloud’ on the horizon’. Alternatively if you have been a target of cybercrime or you would like to enquire into our cybercrime initiative please contact Makbool Javaid or David Phillips.