As politicians and businesses take a public stance against Russia, members should be prepared for some kind of retribution from its cyber agents.
ICAEW marks the global Cyber Security Awareness month with a series of webinars, videos, podcast, a panel discussion and other resources addressing cybercrime and how to protect your business.
Clear and concise explanations are given for the most common IT security expressions, phrases, acronyms and jargon.
Find out whether you should consider encrypting your data, how encryption works in practice and what types of appropriate technical and organisational measures are common.
This example password/pass phrase policy could be used by an organisation to help protect client and employee data. It is jointly published by ICAEW's Business Law and Tech Faculty.
This is the fifth in the series of Audit insights: cyber security reports. It focuses on the substantial gap in cyber security maturity levels caused by complex legacy IT environments and how business needs to adopt a smarter approach to cyber security laws and standards.
While the fundamentals on how to protect yourself, your business and your clients remain essentially unchanged, the context in which we write about them continues to shift. Cyber criminals are always finding new means of attack and we all need to keep up to keep them out.
Features and articles
Most Excel users know about the dangers of running macros received from an untrusted source. However, as Microsoft strengthens its security procedures relating to macros, the danger might increasingly come from another direction: Excel add-ins and, in particular, .XLL files.
Tim Robinson from Crowe shares his thoughts on cyber risks facing businesses and some simple strategies manufacturing businesses can take to build cyber resilience.
There is a common misconception that in moving to cloud-based systems, your technology environment is less secure. ICAEW’s Head of Data Analytics and Tech, Ian Pay, explores why this isn’t necessarily the case.
Ask about blockchain technology and you will most likely hear of its security benefits, particularly in creating tamper-proof and immutable records. But how secure is it? ICAEW’s Head of Tech Policy, Esther Mallowah, explores the question of blockchain security.
This proforma quality management toolkit is based on the following standards that were issued before May 2022 and are effective for periods beginning on or after 15 December 2022.
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.
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?
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Webinars and recordings
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In partnership with Mitigo, learn how to protect your firm from the latest cyber threats. This free one-hour webinar will help support accountancy firms build resilience against cyber-attacks and provide some key takeaways to help your firm manage risk and stay safe.
In the series we will look at some of the foundational elements of understanding and managing supply chain cyber security risk, providing practical guidance and considering potential solutions to commonly faced challenges.
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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.
Article looks at how Artificial Intelligence uses algorithms and specifically their usefulness in IT security and HR
The article discusses cybercrime and data breaches, which are considered major threats for accountancy firms. Topics include the increase in incidences of breaches that featured ransomware or extortion since 2018. Some of the major defences that should be considered are also mentioned.
The article offers suggestions for taking cyber security insurance and emphasises that transferring risk to an insurer doesn't mean you are risk-free. You should look carefully at what is not included in your cyber insurance cover.
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.
Guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) which gives advice for small businesses on how to keep IT systems safe and secure.
Government campaign to raise cyber security awareness. Gives advice on: protecting your device; protecting your data; and protecting your business.
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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Data protection and privacy
With the 30 June deadline approaching, the EU has agreed an adequacy decision for the UK, allowing the free flow of personal data from the EU to the UK to continue.
Data protection and privacy are matters of professional concern to accountants in practice, industry or commerce.
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This resource centre provides a focal point for ICAEW members looking for support in managing cyber risks.