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March 20, 2019
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Insider threat is more common than you think

A recent article in Dark Reading explains how  new study shows why the security industry needs to review cyber-security, compliance and technology alongside human resources in order to understand workforce risk.

Only half of those in the security industry in the USA undertake post-employment screening the article goes on to explain how pre-employment and post-employment screening can help to identify workforce risk.

 

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March 12, 2019
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Skip-hire company duped into hiring 'rogue waste collector'

Recruitment Grapevine reports that a skip hire company was duped into hiring a 'rogue waste collector' when it failed to conduct a proper background check.
 
According to the Environment Agency, Robert Walker, who owned and operated Bob's Skips in Basildon, Essex, the company did not check the legitimacy of a haulier who claimed to be working for a genuine haulage company. The driver did not work for the company and was using fake waste transfer notes. The rogue driver simply took the rubbish and dumped it at four different locations before vanishing without a trace - as, due to the "inaccurate nature of the paperwork", it was not possible to trace the lorry or the driver.
 
This left Walker with a hefty penalty. After he pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the duty of care imposed by the Environmental Protection Act, he was fined £10,000, ordered to pay £8,300 towards the costs of the clean-up of the fly-tipped rubbish, and £6,532 in additional costs. There was also a £30 victim surcharge.
 
Applicants lying about their qualifications and backgrounds are quite commonplace, meaning the onus is on recruiters to ensure candidates really are as good as they say they are. Research by Core-Asset Verify has found an increase in the number of applicants either lying or withholding vital information from their CVs. Nearly 20% of applicants outright failed background checks because of major CV lies, which has increased from 10% in 2015.

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March 7, 2019
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Fifth member of forgery gang jailed for fake ID docs on "an Industrial Scale"

Construction Enquirer magazine recently reported on an industrial scale fraud within the construction industry. They reported on a large scale investigation looking at forgeries of Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) cards.

In total, officers retrieved over 3,000 ID documents as well as 300 CSCS cards. Not only could the forged documents lead to concerns over safety within the construction industry but also could have been used to launder money or provide access to the UK illegally. 

Four members of the gang were intitially jailed for a total of 27 years.  Now a fifth member of the forgery gang, responsible for making and supplying false identity documents including Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) cards, has been jailed for six years.

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