Forty-five years ago, Kroll pioneered the business investigation industry.
Since that time, Kroll has acquired a unique perspective on risk—encountering a variety of situations ranging from threats that persist for decades to new and emerging dangers that can quietly sabotage organizations and/or strike with alarming speed and without warning. Over this entire time period, there is one constant: Risk, in its many forms, is an ever-present threat to the people, assets, and reputation of an enterprise.
This 10th edition of the Kroll Global Fraud & Risk Report continues our long-standing commitment to sharing the knowledge and insight that is unique to Kroll and its time-tested expertise. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate the adoption of best practices as well as the development of pragmatic solutions to these complex risks, all within a framework informed by regional and global realities.
I invite you to read how organizations around the world and across business sectors are navigating the current risk landscape. I believe you will also find the additional commentary from several of our Kroll practitioners who work on the front lines—delivering investigative, compliance, cyber, breach notification, and security solutions—to be particularly instructive and useful.
One of the Report’s findings with the greatest implication for organizations is that many risks can no longer be neatly categorized and labelled as fraud-, cyber-, or security-related. Instead, due to the convergence of a global economy, growing digital connections, and ever-constant human behavioral factors, organizations must adopt a holistic approach to enterprise risk management and develop integrated risk mitigation strategies to address this new threat environment.
Kroll has the ability to bring together multidisciplinary teams of experts and to combine these teams with data analytics, language skills, and technology solutions—anywhere, anytime—to assist clients in understanding and navigating this new world of RISK. We stand ready to provide clients with the knowledge and intelligence edge that will help them to anticipate, detect, mitigate, and respond to risk, both today and into the future.
David R. Fontaine
Chief Executive Officer