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Protect Your Organisation Against The Insider Threat

Working alone or as part of an organised crime gang, a single dishonest individual can steal data, introduce malware and ransomware, embezzle finances, and destroy a company's reputation.

Cifas’ Insider Threat Protect is the only solution in the UK that helps you identify and stop dishonest conduct by job applicants and employees within the workplace. Using our solution organisations can search against thousands of fraud risk cases at any stage in the employee life-cycle – from recruitment to retirement. 

The Insider Threat Database (formerly the Internal Fraud Database) is the only database in the UK that records instances of dishonest conduct by job applicants and employees in the workforce, helping employers and recruiters identify potential threats to their organisation and protect their workforce, shareholders and customers.

The Insider Threat Database holds fraud risk data relating to internal fraud threats, such as bribery and corruption, theft of personal and/or commercial data, customer account fraud and false applications (including fake qualifications).

Our community records subjects suspected of dishonest conduct against their organisation to the Insider Threat Database, enabling other members to screen job applicants and employees against this data. As part of your membership relevant search results from the National Fraud Database can also be returned.

If a match is made against an individual, the organisation can make an informed decision on how to proceed.

The Insider Threat Database can be deployed at any stage in the employee life-cycle, from recruitment to retirement:

  • Recruitment: Screen job applicants 'at the gate'.
  • On-boarding: Integrate into your probation process.
  • Development: Identify those who could be experiencing difficulties that may make them susceptible to committing fraud, to limit your exposure and the damage to your business.
  • Retention: Annual checks both warn and reassure present and future employees, customers and stakeholders that you take internal fraud seriously.
  • Exit: Flag those who may pose a risk during redundancy or when retiring.

The Insider Threat Protect Solution has additional features to ensure that not only can you work with our data, but that our data works for you. Read about those features below.

Batch Search

Save time and resource - perform multiple searches by uploading your cases in a single file for automatic searching to the Insider Threat Database.

Document Upload

Upload false or altered documents submitted by job applicants or employees, and view documents uploaded by other members.

Email Domain Alerts

Member Email Domain Alerts monitor your employee email domains against new fraud risk cases on the National Fraud Database - potentially providing early indication that an employee may pose a risk to your organisation.

National Fraud Database Matches

View relevant first party fraud risk data from the National Fraud Database in your search results, helping to identify applicants and employees who may have the motivation or propensity, or are experiencing circumstances that may make them susceptible, to commit internal fraud.

Cifas Fraud and Cyber Academy

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Read about the principles of the Insider Threat Database

How Do I Access Insider Threat Protect?

We use secure and innovative digital platforms and API integration. We have developed a range of channels provide our community with efficient and secure access to our data and intelligence. The best way to access Cifas so you can maximise the full benefits of our data and intelligence is through Cifas Direct, which uses API technology to allow your organisation's computer systems to communicate directly with FIND. Cifas Direct delivers its full search functionality straight to your own systems, in real time. You can also Cifas access data via a third party organisation such as a credit reference agency or a platform provider. Speak to our team if you want to know more.

Our platforms

The Portal: The Portal is the single sign-on, digital gateway to the universal benefits of your membership - hosting our intelligence resources, our online community, and our help and support.

If you are a data sharing member, you will also use the Portal, but additionally you will need to use one of our access channels in order to securely access our databases, which are hosted in the Portal.

FIND: The Fraud Investigation Database, referred to generally as FIND, is the tool Cifas member organisations use to access its databases. It is hosted on the Portal in the Investigations area.


"Being a member of Cifas is important for my own organisation, but equally important is the fact we are helping other organisations and individuals across the UK help themselves protect themselves from fraud."

Ian Walker, Head of Financial Crime, Skipton Building Society

"First and foremost, the biggest benefit to me is the benefit to my bottom line - being a member of Cifas delivers savings. I also get the opportunity to meet with colleagues across other industries and share intelligence that really helps our customers."

Alistair Urquhart, Head of Fraud and IT Security, Telefonica UK

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