Three TED Talks on corruption and cybercrime

By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

3 May 2017

TED Talks feature some of the best and brightest speakers from the worlds of business, academia and beyond. Here’s our pick for CAs looking to do more in guarding against fraud and corruption in the financial world.

1. How to rob a bank (from the inside, that is)

Former banking regulator William Black had front row seats to the system manipulation that brought about the 2008 financial crisis.

Here he discusses the tell-tale signs that accountants, in particular, need to be aware of and stand up to, in order to avoid another crash.

2. Everyday cybercrime - and what you can do about it

Cybersecurity expert James Lyne reminds us that our online activity is rarely as safe - or as private - as we would like to think.

Human nature can present just as many opportunities cyber criminals as lax security. Here's how to avoid becoming a victim.

3. The Panama Papers exposed a huge global problem. What's next?

Robert Palmer, the Campaign Leader of Global Witness, uses his financial know-how to expose and target corruption around the world.

Using the topic of one of the biggest and most publicised data leaks in history, he takes a look at the systematic issues of accountability and corruption that lets billions of dollars hide in plain sight.

Do you have a favourite TED talk to share with fellow CAs? Tell us in the comments below.


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