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Discover the different common countermeasures

Employing countermeasures can help your entity prevent, detect and respond effectively to fraud. Our extensive catalogue of common countermeasures can also help you:

  • identify control gaps in your processes and systems
  • measure the effectiveness of your existing countermeasures.
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Prevention countermeasures

Prevention countermeasures are the most common and cost effective way to stop fraud. They prevent or limit the size of the fraud risk by reducing the likelihood and consequences of fraud.


Detection countermeasures

Detection countermeasures can help identify when fraud has occurred, disrupt additional fraud and reduce the consequences. Detection countermeasures are not as cost effective as prevention countermeasures. However, if detected early, the impact of fraud can be significantly reduced. 

Response countermeasures

Response countermeasures respond to fraud after it has occurred to help reduce or disrupt additional consequences. They are not as cost effective as prevention or detection countermeasures. However, the impacts of fraud can be significantly reduced (if implemented effectively).

Common countermeasures

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The Deceiver
The Impersonator
The Coercer
The Exploiter
The Concealer
The Organised
The Fabricator
The Reckless

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