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Cyber security

Cybercrime and threats to computer systems have become a major concern of businesses around the world. Our growing reliance on IT and the internet has greatly increased the impact of hacking, security failures and the loss of systems. At the same time, cyber attackers have become more sophisticated and organised. How worried should businesses be? And what are the main steps they should be taking? This resource centre provides a focal point for ICAEW members looking for support in managing cyber risks.

In this section

Features and articles

Byte size: tech news roundup

A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes cyber safety requires co-ordinated effort, keeping phone for longer could reduce carbon missions, ransomware costs UK companies £364m a year, AI to hit financial services hardest.

GDPR – Data Breaches

Helpsheet issued by ICAEW’s Technical Advisory Service to help ICAEW members to understand the requirements of the GDPR in relation to a data breach.

MTD software and cyber security

Experts from ICAEW offer guidance on what software offers you the best way to meet the requirements of legislative changes, resulting from MTD programme.

Cyber Essentials Accreditation

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats. Certification against this scheme is increasingly required for any company bidding for government contracts and sometimes their supply chain too.

An essential guide to security standards

Navigating the expanding landscape of information security standards can be a challenge. If you don't know your PCI DSS from your ISO 27001, Lesley Meall's at-a-glance guide can help.

Webinars and recordings

GDPR and cyber security in the manufacturing sector

New and emerging developments of cyber security in the manufacturing sector. Hear from Dr Jane Berney Business Law Manager, ICAEW and Professor Jim Gee, Head of Forensic, cybercrime and counter fraud services, Crowe Clark Whitehill.

Essential update: GDPR and cyber security

This webinar will offer practical advice on GDPR and examine how taking simple steps can reduce the risk of cybercrime against individuals and companies. Hear insights from Dr Jane Berney, Manager, Business Law, ICAEW and Mark Taylor, Technical Manager, ICAEW.

More on this topic

GDPR update

Whatever stage of GDPR-readiness your organisation has reached, ICAEW has resources that can help you to consolidate and go further, writes Lesley Meall.

Information security threats and solutions

Information security is the branch of risk management that seeks to manage threats to organisational information. There are of course all kinds of information security risks. They all need to be assessed and businesses need to decide how to treat each one. This guide is solely concerned with the mitigation of information security risk.

Auditing the cloud: Gaining assurance that the service is safe for business

As an auditor you face the challenge of addressing a burgeoning new form of service delivery that is not directly controlled by the organisation that has entrusted their data to the cloud. This helpsheet is intended to assist internal and external auditors to understand the risks associated with moving organisational activities to the cloud and scope a cloud-based services audit.

Developing a BYOD strategy

This guide is aimed primarily at SME organisations that need an overview of what BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) actually is, how it can be used to the organisation’s advantage and how to start developing their own BYOD and mobile strategy for using and managing mobile devices successfully within their business.

Cyber resilience - March/April 2013

In an IT world without obvious boundaries, Amar Singh explains how to avoid cybercrime and bounce back after an attack.

Disaster recovery - April 2010

This article takes a timely look at the importance of IT Continuity Management and its relationship with Business Continuity Management (BCM), its corporate benefits, key business drivers and milestones in the process, the current threats to operations, and the impact it is having on the resilience agenda.

Cyber security – another view from the top

Kirstin Gillon reports from the second of our roundtable series on cyber security, with guest speaker Ian Livingston, exploring how boards are becoming more engaged in the need to protect their business.

From here to indemnity

With cyber attacks on the rise, the need for businesses to insure against threats is imminent. Arvind Hickman talks to the experts about why prevention is better than cure

Going by the board

In the first of a series of faculty roundtable discussions, information security professionals discuss how boards can help in the fight against cyber risk. This article first appeared in the September/October 2013 edition of Chartech Magazine.

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