Vogon helps reduce the risk of Cybercrime

Oxford, April 2005 -- Computer crime costs businesses £2.4bn a year, according to research released this month by the National Hi -Tech Crime Unit. The survey also found that the volume of computer crime suffered by British companies has increased in the last year.

Although it is essential for an organisation to maintain network security, it is also imperative to ensure that employees are not a company’s weakest link – a high percentage of attacks emanate from within the affected organisation.

The latest techniques to minimise the risk of computer-based fraud and abuse are top of the agenda at Vogon International’s forthcoming seminar "The Enemy Within" at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on June 9th.

This seminar will help organisations to identify the steps to follow when gathering and presenting computer evidence should such an event occur. The day will be of particular interest to professionals responsible for ensuring secure and proper use of computer systems, as well as those involved in investigating white-collar crime. Vogon’s own practitioners will identify appropriate steps to follow when detecting, gathering and presenting evidence and the day’s programme will include presentations from Vogon’s investigators who deal with incidents on a daily basis.

"It is the people who know most about a system who are in the best position to abuse it’, said Gordon Stevenson, managing director of Vogon International, "and no amount of technical brilliance will help if companies are ignorant of the threats. We are surrounded by technology and it is inevitable that the number of people taking advantage of it for criminal intentions will increase. The threat of computer crime is real and we hope that ‘The Enemy Within’ will go some way towards helping organisations combat it".

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