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Now Playing: A new study says Australian employers need to do more to combat ‘stolen identity’ scamA new study from Deloitte and KPMG has revealed more than half of Australian workers are at risk of having their identity stolen, but it’s only now that employers are learning the value of training and technology.
The study found almost half of employees were unaware of how to use security systems when auditing their employer, but more than 40 per cent said they had been taught at least one thing.
“Employers need to provide training to employees on how to recognise fraud and identity theft and protect against it,” Mr Kohn said.
“These include identifying who they are working for and how to identify potential threats.”
Mr Kohn also flagged that there is a need to educate employers on the risks of identity theft, particularly for new hires.
“We need to be prepared to accept that the person that you hire, that they may be your first customer, they may not even know you,” he said.
Mr Kogan said the study shows employers are “going to have to take more of a lead role” in the protection of their workers’ personal data.
“This is something that employers need really to think about,” he explained.
“They need to think long term, and they need to make sure that they’re able to protect their workforce.”
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