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NCJ Number: 67136 Find in a Library
Title: PREVENTING COMPUTER CRIME - AUSTRALIA
Journal: CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT IN AUSTRALIA  Volume:49  Issue:9  Dated:(APRIL 1979)  Pages:10-11,13-15,17-21
Author(s): R PENROSE; R LYNN; R N PURVIS; R W STRIDE; D TENNANT
Corporate Author: Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Australia
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Sydney, Australia
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: ARTICLES ARE PRESENTED ON THE EXTENT OF COMPUTER-RELATED FRAUD IN AUSTRALIA, INDUSTRIAL COMPUTER FRAUD, PREVENTING COMPUTER CRIME, THE AUDITOR'S ROLE IN COMPUTER CRIME PREVENTION, AND CRIMINOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTER CRIME.
Abstract: COMPUTER-RELATED FRAUD IS NOT VIEWED AS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN AUSTRALIA, ALTHOUGH SUCH CRIMES TEND TO BE SENSATIONALIZED IN THE PRESS. THE MOST COMMON RESULT OF THE COMPUTER CRIME SCARE IS AN INCREASE IN COMPUTER PHYSICAL SECURITY. THIS IS CONSIDERED UNNECESSARILY EXPENSIVE, AS WELL AS OFTEN BEING INEFFECTIVE AND A CAUSE OF INEFFICIENCIES IN COMPUTER OPERATIONS. A BALANCED APPLICATION OF INTERNAL CONTROLS, AUDITS, AND SECURITY MEASURES IS ADVISED. UNIONIZED COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS WITH STRIKE POWER AND ACCESS TO COMPUTER SYSTEMS FOR CARRYING OUT MALICIOUS INTENTS DURING LABOR DISPUTES IS VIEWED AS AN ALARMING POSSIBILITY IN AUSTRALIA. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COMPUTER CRIMINAL, ESTIMATES OF THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM OF COMPUTER CRIME WORLDWIDE, THE NEED FOR RESEARCH IN COMPUTER CRIME, AND THE CONDUCT OF INVESTIGATIONS AND THE PROSECUTION OF COMPUTER CRIME ARE ALSO CONSIDERED. IN EXAMINING AUDITOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE PREVENTION OF COMPUTER CRIME, ASPECTS OF EFFECTIVE INTERNAL CONTROLS IN THE COMPUTER SYSTEM AND THE PREVENTIVE AND DETECTING ACTIVITIES OF THE AUDITOR ARE DISCUSSED. A FINAL ARTICLE ON THE CRIMINOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTER CRIME EXAMINES REASONS FOR THE COMMISSION OF CORPORATE CRIME, THE INCIDENCE OF SUCH CRIME, BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COMPUTER CRIMINAL, THE VULNERABILITY TO CRIME OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS, THE ROLE OF COMPUTERS IN LOSS SITUATIONS, SOFTWARE ABUSE, AND PROBLEMS IN PROSECUTING COMPUTER CRIMINALS.
Index Term(s): Australia; Computer privacy and security; Computer related crime; Crime specific countermeasures; Investigative auditing procedures; Unions; White collar crime
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