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Read the survey findings highlighting issues around investigation productivity and the impact inefficiency could have on firms.

Industry news tends to focus on the next security technology breakthrough to solve all of a financial service organizations’ woes. But less attention is given to the critical “humans in the loop” interactions that make financial crime investigations possible.

That’s why Authentic8 in concert with ACFCS conducted an in-depth global survey of over 150 organizations -- to understand how the practice of financial crime investigation is faring in 2020. According to the results, more than half of those surveyed reported stagnation or decrease in caseload productivity, raising concerns of the monetary loss, compliance violations and exposure to adversaries that could result from investigation inefficiency.

Download the full report to learn more about this overarching trend and what’s contributing to productivity issues including:

  • Analysts are not equipped for the global, collaborative, in-depth and involved scope of a typical investigation
  • Nearly half of investigators expressed desire to pursue leads in the dark web but are not able to do so already
  • DIY approaches of enabling safe, secure investigations are putting IT burdens on analysts, distracting them from or hobbling their research
  • Training to keep up with changes in criminals and technology is analysts’ biggest challenge, far outranking the tectonic workforce shifts caused by COVID-19

 On-Demand Survey Report Webinar

Hear from a tradecraft expert on the findings and implications of this survey. Authentic8’s Nick Finnberg, OSINT specialist and former counter-narcotics and anti-money laundering investigator, dug into the meaning behind the statistics. The webinar was led by the report author, Authentic8’s Jeff Phillips.