Fraud

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Releases 2012 Global Fraud Study

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) had released its 2012 "Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse". As all ACFE studies, it is a trove of interesting and useful, if sometimes alarming, data. The current study analyzes data from 1,388 verified fraud cases from around the world and these data were reported Read more…

Three Often Overlooked Sources of Electronic Data Breaches

Regardless of whether customer and employee data is legally protected in your country or industry, we all have an ethical obligation to protect others' personal information as well as our own organizations' proprietary information. Doing otherwise is an open invitation for that information to be used in malicious ways ranging from identity theft to corporate Read more…

Where Do You Draw The Ethical Line?

Every now and then I encounter an ethics article that covers a topic in a both thorough and refreshingly easily-digested manner – too many are either or neither of those… Just read a great piece by Vadim Liberman in the Conference Board Review called "Workers Behaving Badly". It falls squarely into the if-you-just-read-one-piece-on-business-ethics-this-month-make-it-this-one category. As a Read more…

Ethics in 2009: Extraordinary or Simply Ordinary With A Little Extra?

2009 has looked like a terrible year for ethics of all kinds. But was it really? I’m not so sure. Here’s my thinking…

Great Research (And Some Good News) From The Ethics Resource Center

The Ethics Resource Center’s 2009 findings on ethics in the private sector workplace show a number of surprising, positive changes when compared to two years ago. However, the numbers remain frightening and even the positive changes may prove to be transient unless a continued focus is placed on effective ethics and values training in both the private and public sectors.