The term "stay alert" is something we have all become accustomed to in recent months as we continue through the implications of the current pandemic.
Cyber security during the coronavirus pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis has escalated the risk of malicious cyber attacks as organisations large and small increase their reliance on remote working and online services. This page gathers together ICAEW insights and externally-produced resources providing practical advice on how to keep your IT systems and networks safe.
13 May 2020: the Fraud Advisory Panel is the voice of the counter-fraud profession, committed to tackling fraud and financial crime.
4 May 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a fresh wave of cyberattacks targeting remote workers and businesses.
Updated 23 April: Within 24 hours of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme being launched, online fraudsters had sent a flurry of phishing emails targeting unsuspecting businesses claiming to be from HMRC chief executive, Jim Harra.
How should financial services respond to coronavirus and the cyber-security threats that come with it?
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In 2002 the then US Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld claimed that when he looked to the future he saw two kinds of unforeseen event: the “known unknown” and the “unknown unknown”. Rumsfeld was lampooned for his statement at the time, but with the rise of COVID-19 and its knock on effects on IT systems across the world, many are coming face to face with the stark reality of this infamous truism.
17 April 2020: the spike in home-working has forced organisations to look at how they deal with card payments and data.
This article is to help ICAEW members and their clients with questions they may have on PCI DSS compliance (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).
Some of the questions and issues facing data controllers now, with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and data protection rules, are answered by the Business Law Department.
26 March 2020: coronavirus is forcing many people to work from home to reduce social contact and minimise the associated risk of transmitting the disease. Technology is key to helping people work at home, so what are some of the things to consider when setting up and managing home working for your staff over the coming weeks and months?
This guide outlines the key steps to basic cyber hygiene and highlights some useful resources.
The coronavirus crisis is forcing many people to work from home to reduce social contact and minimise the associated risk of transmitting the disease.
Weekly bulletin from the Fraud Advisory Panel sharing information on current coronavirus-related fraud risks, anticipated or emerging issues, and preventative tips.
A 58-minute webinar hosted by techUK with an expert panel discussing the immediate challenges for the cyber security sector posed by COVID-19 disruption and the longer-term challenges for government, SMEs, and the tech sector.
Report gives in-depth look at how COVID-19 has created new opportunities for cyber threats (including remote working) and the steps that organisations should take to mitigate these risks.
Guide by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to help organisations protect against risks from increased home working, plus advice on spotting coronavirus (COVID-19) scam emails. It gives practical recommendations on setting up new accounts and accesses, preparing for home working, controlling access to corporate systems, helping staff to look after devices, removable media, using personal rather than work devices – alongside links to more detailed guidance on choosing and setting up systems. See also the news story Cyber experts step in as criminals seek to exploit Coronavirus fears.
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