Response countermeasures respond to fraud after it has occurred.
They help to reduce the consequences or disrupt additional consequences.
Response countermeasures are not as cost effective as prevention or detection countermeasures.
However, if implemented effectively, the present and future impacts of fraud can be significantly reduced.
Response countermeasures can include people and process controls such as trained fraud investigators and investigation processes, or technology based controls such as audit logging and surveillance.
To find out more about the importance of countermeasures, visit the overview of fraud countermeasures page.
Common types of response countermeasures
Key response countermeasures include:
- Incident response plan
- Documentation and evidence storage
- Audit logging
- Video or electronic surveillance
- Trained fraud analysts and investigators
- Coordinated disruption activity
- Fraud investigations
- Penalties for fraud and non-compliance with rules, processes and expectations are enforced
- Recovery and Debt Management
- Separation and termination processes