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
Cyber-crime is a growing threat to business, but is insurance against the threat worth it, asks Adam Leach.
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.
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.
Good cybersecurity succeeds and fails on people, so it's essential for chartered accountants to create and foster a strong security-aware culture in their organisations.
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.
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 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
Webinar document from the NCSC
While many people are keen to return to the office after a year of home working, most employees want the option to work part of the week remotely.
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.
A timely update on common online frauds you might encounter in your professional and personal lives, along with some practical tips on how to spot and avoid them.
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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.
Article discusses how business can get their staff to take growing cyber security risks and the resulting training seriously.
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.
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.
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
24 February 2021: The UK government has welcomed the European Commission’s recent draft data adequacy decision, which paves the way for the continued free flow of data from the EU and the UK.
The EU Commission has issued a draft decision that the UK will be granted a full adequacy decision which will enable data flows from the EU/EEA to continue as they did when the UK was in the EU. However the European Data Protection Board still has to formalise this and will not do this before it has consulted with member states.
Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, ICAEW Insights has the latest on how this affects GDPR and the sensitive issue of data protection.
October 2020 update on data protection and Brexit – what you need to know and how to prepare your business.