Stop insider threat before it walks through the door. Robust screening and vetting processes alongside traditional recruitment strategies can help spot red flags. And the periodic review of existing employees is also an essential countermeasure. Above all, when in doubt, seek outside help.
The most recent KPMG Forensic Fraud Barometer shows that Swiss courts tried 57 cases of white-collar crime in 2016. While this might be significantly fewer cases than the year before, the total losses exceeded CHF 1.4 billion, a record high since KPMG began gathering data.
At the end of every year, KPMG lists all major incidents of fraud in Switzerland with losses in excess of than CHF 50,000. In 2014 KPMG registered 77 cases of white-collar crime in Switzerland. Compared to the previous year, this represents a 32.7% increase in the number of cases recorded.