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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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New cybersecurity tips for SMEs published

The EU’s cybersecurity agency has issued new advice for SMEs on how to successfully cope with the growing number of cybersecurity challenges, particularly for those SMEs that have turned to new technologies to maintain business activity during the pandemic.

Hybrid working and cyber security

As more people look to work long term with a blend of home and office locations, the Faculty ran a webinar on the cyber security implications of hybrid working. Chris, a representative from the National Cyber Security Centre and Nick Moore from BPP University highlighted some of the new risks of hybrid working and a wide range of good practices to focus on.

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.

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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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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.

How to get users to pay heed to security training

Article discusses how business can get their staff to take growing cyber security risks and the resulting training seriously.

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.

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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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