There is much more to preventing employee crime than background checks and traditional audits. It's not just about the employees you don't know; some of the biggest crimes are committed by long-tenured employees who have gained the corporation's trust.
--When the Cat’s Away by Doug Karpp Link
I understand the first sentence this way:
As to preventing employee crime, there is much more than background checks and traditional audits.
I think preventing is a gerund here. Preventing employee crime couldn't be semantically in parallel with background checks and traditional audits.
Is my understanding correct?
And I ran across this sentence before:
There is much more to the universe than meets the eye on earth.
Does this have the same structure as the former one? Can you please adjust these two to a more straightforward version or template?