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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

Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2021

Charity Fraud Awareness Week is an annual event to raise awareness of fraud and cybercrime affecting the sector and to create a safe space for charities and their supporters to talk about fraud and share good practice.

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 (COVID-19): tech considerations around home working

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? 

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.

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Webinars and recordings

Cyber security: the importance of people, culture and training

This is a panel discussion on Cyber security: the importance of people, culture and training. The panel members are: Jim Gee, National Head of the Forensic Services team, Crowe UK; Karen Morrall, Chief Executive Officer at Lockdown Cyber Security; Julia Seppä, Chief of Staff, cyber risk advisor focusing on digital identity, Deloitte Finland. Moderated by Kirstin Gillon, Tech Faculty, ICAEW

Managing risks of a remote or hybrid workforce

Stay at home orders at the height of the pandemic forced many of us to embrace remote working. While the move may have been unavoidable, it came with both benefits and risks. As experts in managing risk, ICAEW Member Rewards partner Marsh Commercial will address various elements of this new way of working, from managing remote workers to cyber-security.

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UK data regulations set for 'common sense' changes

Article reports on the launch of a major conultaion by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), centring on proposed changes to the UK’s data protection regime in a post-Brexit environment, alongside reforms to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

How do SOAR and SIEM fare in a rapidly changing cyber threat landscape

Article discusses whether SOAR (security orchestration, automation and response) and SIEM (security information and event management) technologies are still effective tools for IT security as cyber threats grow.

How internal audit helps increase cybersecurity transparency for the board

Article discusses how internal audit can help the board see an accurate picture of cyber risk

Best practices for safe printing

Article discusses how the humble printer is an often overlooked cyber security risk in any office, offering hackers backdoor access into the corporate network. Best practice recommendations are made.

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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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