Organisations' tendency to cover up discovery of high-tech crime is impeding detection of fraudsters, according to IT services company Detica. David Porter, head of security and risk, says that one reason why detection of hi-tech crime is often so badly managed within companies is because responsibility for it is not clear. "Is it the case that the IT department should be responsible? or should it be a wider business monitoring issue? A lack of strategic direction in managing security and reliance on ad-hoc technology measures is not helping."
In Detica's view, too few companies are aware that a large percentage of fraud threats come from within, and are too focused on guarding against threats from outside the organisation.