Overseas Special Interest Group

IT and data Fraud

Thursday 4 July 2019

Crowe UK
St Bride's House
10 Salisbury Square
LONDON EC4Y 8EH

Preventing and detecting fraud, and improving cybersecurity.

Fraud and cybercrime represent a real and present risk to INGOs. They divert funds away from INGO missions and pose significant reputational and compliance risks.

It is estimated that fraud costs the charity sector as a whole £2.3bn a year, and frauds are becoming more complex, more credible and less easy to prevent and detect, whether originating in the UK or in other countries. It is estimated that about 70% of all fraud is now committed online. Fraud and cybercrime can affect any part of an INGO’s operations, including its fundraising activities, funds, data and other assets. New types of fraud and cybercrime develop rapidly and it is important to maintain awareness and vigilance of the ways in which the organisation can be attacked.

INGOs need an effective policy, process and controls to prevent fraud and cybercrime, as well as a strong anti-fraud culture across the whole organisation, not just in finance. Fraud response policies and procedures are also required for immediate, effective and focused action when fraud or cybercrime is suspected or detected.

We will consider the trends in fraud and cybercrime affecting the INGO sector, and explore how policy, process and culture can be developed to improve the prevention and detection of fraud and cybercrime. We will also consider how to respond effectively when fraud or attempted fraud is detected.

We will hear from:

  • Tim Boyes-Watson, Chair, Humentum
  • Richard Evans, Partner in Crowe UK’s risk and assurance practice for non-profits, on the emerging trends and developments in fraud and cybercrime affecting our sector
  • Pascale Nicholls, Head of Central Finance at Amnesty International, on developing and implementing Amnesty’s fraud resilience strategy, and dealing with fraud
  • Kevin Antao, chief information officer at Amnesty International, on its approach to improving its cybersecurity

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Please note: there won't be a networking reception after the event.

 

 

 
Speakers

Tim Boyes-Watson, Chair, Humentum

Richard Evans, Partner, Risk and Assurance – Non Profits, Crowe UK LLP

Pascale Nicholls, Head of Central Finance, Amnesty International

Kevin Antao, Chief Information Officer, Amnesty International

Programme
13.00 - 13.45

Registration and refreshments

13.45

Welcome and introduction

 

Tim Boyes-Watson, Global Director, Alliances and Advocacy, Humentum (Chair)

Fraud and cybercrime: emerging trends and developments affecting the INGO sector

 

Richard Evans, Partner, Risk and Assurance – Non Profits, Crowe UK

Amnesty International: developing and implementing a fraud resilience strategy

 

 

·         Amnesty International: a brief introduction

·         Background and context:  responding to an incident

·         Developing a fraud resilience strategy and framework

·         Implementing improvements: controls, policy, exceptions, reporting and culture

·         Lessons learnt so far, remaining challenges and future priorities

 

 

Pascale Nicholls, Head of Central Finance, Amnesty International

15.00

Break for refreshments

Amnesty International: strengthening cybersecurity

 

·         Background and context: key threats

·         Developing Amnesty's cybersecurity

·         Challenges and future plans

·         Closing reflections, top tips and resources

 

Kevin Antao, chief information officer at Amnesty International

Panel discussion and Q&A

Open discussion: for delegates to raise topics or questions that they wish to bring to the meeting

Evaluation

Closing remarks

 

Tim Boyes-Watson, Global Director, Alliances and Advocacy, Humentum

17.30

Meeting ends

Prices
Charities - Members£0.00
Corporate - Members£0.00
Individual - Members£0.00

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