KPMG response to National Crime Agency’s Cyber Crime Assessment 2016

National Crime Agency’s Cyber Crime Assessment 2016

Paul Taylor, Partner and UK head of KPMG’s cyber security practice, comments on the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) Cyber Crime Assessment 2016 released today.

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“The NCA assessment makes it clear that as our digital economy grows, financial crime is increasingly becoming cybercrime. Official reporting and statistics are often only the tip of a cyber iceberg of unreported fraud and extortion. 

“Collectively we all need to be more open and transparent in the reporting of cybercrime, recognising that all of us face similar threats from ruthless, innovative and transnational criminal entrepreneurs. 

“A new partnership is needed between Government and Industry to take the offensive in disrupting the business models used by criminals, and both BT and KPMG are committed to playing our part in helping the National Cyber Security Centre and National Crime Agency succeed in this shared goal.”

Findings from the recent joint BT KPMG report, Taking the Offensive: Working together to disrupt digital crime

  • 89 per cent of IT decision makers expressed  concern about an assault by organised crime consortia
  • 22 per cent of IT decision makers said they were fully prepared to combat security breaches perpetuated by cyber crime

ENDS

 

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Taking the Offensive: Working together to disrupt digital crime

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