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Expert: Internet Connects Us To Cybercrime More

Fiji is vulnerable to cybercrime due to the sophistication of these activities, says an expert. Chief executive and managing director of Wynyard Group, Craig Richardson, said during the 2015 CPA
22 Aug 2015 10:50
Expert: Internet Connects Us To Cybercrime More
Delegates at the 2015 CPA Australia-Fiji Branch Congress at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Denarau Island in Nadi. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Fiji is vulnerable to cybercrime due to the sophistication of these activities, says an expert.

Chief executive and managing director of Wynyard Group, Craig Richardson, said during the 2015 CPA Australia-Fiji Branch Congress at the Sheraton Fiji Resort:

“What we are seeing globally is organised crimes are becoming much more sophisticated.

“Countries like Fiji, for example, will be just as exposed to cybercrime as any other country in the world.”

Mr Richardson added if we are connected to the internet, we are then connected to problems that come with it.

“If you’ve got a mobile phone connected to the internet, then you’re a potential victim cybercrime,” he said.

“If you’ve got a business connected that’s connected to the internet, then likewise.”

He explained moving forward with technology is important, however, care and prevention of becoming a victim is vital.

“Businesses moving toward technology is great but we need to remember safety on the internet.”

 

About Wynyard Group

Wynyard Group is a global market leader in serious crime fighting software and they primarily deal with, eliminating organised crimes and how they can disrupt and stop organised crime.

Mr Richardson explained: “What we’re seeing around the world is this convergence of cybercrime with financial crime with more serious and organised crime.

“All these things are coming together to create a global crime network and your financial intelligence unit.”

Feedback: rachael.nath@fijisun.com.fj

 

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