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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.

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Features and articles

Cybersecurity isn’t just an IT issue

The first step to protecting an organisation from a cyber attack is to realise that it will happen, you just don’t know when. Cyber risk is real and everyone in a business shares responsibility. Karen Morrall explains why finance teams need to start thinking differently about cybersecurity.

Fraud Issues for members in practice

Technical helpsheet issued to help ICAEW practice members to navigate some of the issues that may arise if they find that they have been victims of fraud.

Keep your charity safe

New helpsheet for charities on keeping themselves safe in the pandemic and beyond, issued in December 2020 by the Fraud Advisory Panel, the Charity Commission, the National Cyber Security Centre and others.

COVID-19 risk briefing

Covid-19 is creating exceptional circumstances and while the country adjusts to life under lockdown, criminals are identifying ways to exploit the vulnerable at this time of uncertainty.

Finance in a digital world

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Webinars and recordings

Do more in a day than you do in a week

In this on-demand webinar we'll explore some of the latest thinking and practical productivity hacks, leaving you with the capacity to turn your new self-awareness into focused action.

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Cybersecurity from within

Article discusses internal IT security threats and how these shouldn't be left to the IT department and should b addressed by an organisation's internal controls.

How can healthcare fight cyber crime?

Article reports that the healthcare organizations have come under intense pressure since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus, and they are also battling a dramatic increase in cyber security incidents linked to the pandemic.

The end of Emotnet: a blow to the cyber criminals, but don't drop your guard

Article looks at the takedown of Emotet - one of the world's most active and dangerous cyber threats using malware and ransomware. Also discussed is how this may not have a long-term impact.

Why securing the DNS layer is crucial to fight cyber crime

The article discusses that the Domain name system (DNS) security is often overlooked by organizations, but focusing on this layer could improve the effectiveness of cyber security strategies.

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10 steps to cyber security

Guidance on how organisations can protect themselves in cyberspace, including the 10 steps to cyber security, an introduction to cyber security for executive/board-level staff and an explaination of what a common cyber attack looks like, and how attackers execute them.

A practical guide to IT security

Guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) which gives advice for small businesses on how to keep IT systems safe and secure.

Be cyber aware

Government campaign to raise cyber security awareness. Gives advice on: protecting your device; protecting your data; and protecting your business.

Cloud security guide for SMEs

Guidance from ENISA on the security risks and opportunities of cloud services for SMEs. Includes forms for assessing risks and opportunities and collecting relevant information about the security aspects of a cloud service.

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