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industry, etc. How do you view that co-operation across
credit cards to the Columbians to do stuff online with.
what would otherwise be competitive industries, such as
That global nature of business also means that there is
a global aspect to crime, too?
CM: I think certainly in Australia, the [Federal Attorney
CM: Yes, especially on Internet fraud, on e-crime, etc.
General’s] Trusted Information Sharing Network [TISN] has
Often our investigators are talking to four or five different
come a long way to migrate organisations together.There are
countries across the globe, and they’re tracking money
some other like bodies, I guess, that deal with financial
instantly, because if they don’t, then it disappears very fast.
institutions only. And, I think there are no boundaries within
Certainly the global criminal can be anywhere, especially in
security as far as financial organisations. I think that although
regards to computer security and Internet crime and fraud.
we may be competitors, certainly on the security side that doesn’t come into the question, because we’re all … well, it’s
SI: A lot of the people with in-house security managers or
the same criminals, it’s the same people who will move from
in-house security departments are of course now looking
one target, from one bank to the next, from one set of ATMs,
at outsourcing a lot of that work. How far can you go with
from one brand and one branch to the next. So we certainly
share and there are no inhibitors from a competition point of view whatsoever.
CM: I think you need to look very much at your levels of risk, because every industry or business will be different. Certainly some things can be outsourced, but I think your
SI: I don’t think that a lot of people necessarily realise
core competencies – your core business, your core risks –
that quite often you’re not just dealing with local
should be kept in-house, because you have that internal
criminals, there can be international gangs involved. I
corporate knowledge, you have a history there. I think to
was talking to some police intelligence people last
outsource those critical risks within an organisation would
week who were saying that some Eastern European bag
be a risk in themselves.
thieves had hooked up with some Columbian credit card fraud thieves. And they had organised themselves so
SI: Craig, thank you for your time.
that they steal the bags, they take the cash and give the
CM: Thank you
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