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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

We need to talk about cyber

Making sure your digital systems are secure is at the heart of risk mitigation, and it’s a conversation that needs to be held at board level, says Peter Lannon.

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.

Coronavirus guide: cyber hygiene and data

Criminals thrive in times of uncertainty and fear, and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has already reported an increase in cyber threats which refer directly to the coronavirus. This guide outlines the key steps to basic cyber hygiene and highlights some useful resources.

ICAEW Know-How: Personal data breaches

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) came into force on 25 May 2018 to replace the Data Protection Act 1998. It sits alongside the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This guide is part of a series that explain some of the new or more difficult concepts introduced by the DPA 2018 and the GDPR.

Finance in a digital world

Finance in a Digital World

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Layer your approach to web security

Article describes how it is necessary to combine unified threat management (UTM) with other security systems and that a Chief Information Security officer (CISO) is essential to defend against cyber threats.

Blockchain or EDI?

The authors compare two technologies; blockchain and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) which can both be used to address an organisation's data management needs. An in-depth understanding of these needs and the available options is required.

Act now to solve the cyber skills gap

Article looks at the Europe-wide shortage of skilled cyber security workers and what the UK Government is doing to address this shortage and whether this is enough.

Human factors critical to securing digital transformation

The article offers information on several human factors to secure digital transformations and suggests that sourcing the latest cyber security technology to support digital transformation projects is meaningless if you fail to address your organisational culture and the people in it.

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Be cyber aware

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

Cyber essentials scheme

Advice from the National Cyber Security Centre to help protect organisations against cyber attacks. There are three levels of engagement , two of which leads to accreditation for certified cyber security.

National Cyber Security Centre

Practical guidance for organisations including 10 steps to cyber security. Also provides information on cyber security threats detected in the UK.

Get safe online

Free expert advice from the Government supported public/private partnership. Personal and business guidance is provided in areas such as hardware, information security, online safety and security, rules, guidelines and procedures, software and ways of work.

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