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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

ICAEW May cyber round-up

Another busy month in the cyber security world, with AI and supply-chain security taking centre stage, important updates from NCSC and refreshed guidance from ICAEW.

Planning for the 2022-23 reporting season

This guide looks at what is different about the current reporting season and where to focus your efforts. The guide is aimed primarily at preparers of IFRS and FRS 102 accounts, although the relevance of points will also depend on the size and nature of the business.

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Webinars and recordings

Why cyber security makes good business sense

This webinar provides an opportunity to hear first-hand from the City of London Police what they are seeing on the ground in relation to cyber attacks on small and medium sized businesses.

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Resiliency and strategic risk management: Protecting strategic value includes a mix of metrics, cybersecurity, reputational risk management, and more

The authors discuss how CFOs and boards can support strategic resiliency and risk management skills as core competencies for creating and protecting long-term value. In a conversation together, they look at tools for long-term value creation, cybersecurity and resiliency, strategic resiliency and risk assessment, reputation risk, skills for business leaders, strategic life-cycle analysis and lessons on resiliency from bank failures.

Blockchain implementation and cybersecurity

The article discusses the items that management teams and management accountants need to discuss, analyse, and stress-test with regard to blockchain implementation and cybersecurity.

Data classification: what is it and why do you need it

The article explains why data classification is vital to organisations. Topics discussed include tracking of information based on its sensitivity and confidentiality, key elements of a data classification policy, and compliance with regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Also mentioned are the basic principles of data management, namely confidentiality, integrity, and access.

AI vs algorithms

Article looks at how Artificial Intelligence uses algorithms and specifically their usefulness in IT security and HR

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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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Cyber security

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