Set up video or electronic surveillance
Capture video or other electronic evidence of activities to support a fraud investigation and prosecution.
Why this countermeasure matters
The prosecution must prove every element of an offence beyond reasonable doubt to convict someone. Poor or no video or electronic surveillance may lead to:
- difficulty in conducting investigations and prosecutions
- briefs of evidence being rejected by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
How to put this countermeasure in place
Some ways to implement this countermeasure include setting up video or electronic surveillance like:
- surveilling each building access point with closed circuit television
- putting Mobile Device Management software on mobile devices to track and disable
- monitoring the use of fleet vehicles with In-Vehicle Asset Management.
How to measure this countermeasure's effectiveness
Measure the effectiveness of this countermeasure using the following methods:
- Confirm that surveillance is switched on.
- Confirm surveillance processes are in compliance with the Australian Government Investigations Standards and other national guidelines or frameworks.
- Consult with investigators about what evidence is required to support an investigation.
- Review the surveillance output to confirm it would capture enough evidence to support an investigation.
- Check if the method of surveillance is reliable.
- Confirm and test (if required) surveillance output is stored securely.
- Confirm that surveillance output is available to investigators.
- Confirm that surveillance cannot be switched-off, deleted or altered, even by staff with privileged access.
- Confirm that surveillance when switched-off or altered is logged and that back-up copies are retained.
This type of countermeasure is supported by: