Schneier on Security: Control Fraud

Schneier on Security: Control Fraud.

Bruce Schneier highlights “Control Fraud.” While I never heard the term before, once you read about it, it will sound familiar.

This is an interesting paper about control fraud. It’s by William K. Black, the Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention. “Individual ‘control frauds’ cause greater losses than all other forms of property crime combined. They are financial super-predators.” Black is talking about control fraud by both heads of corporations and heads of state, so that’s almost certainly a true statement. His main point, though, is that our legal systems don’t do enough to discourage control fraud.