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Features and articles from ICAEW on cyber security.

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Does your firm have the right insurance cover for cyber risks?


Changes to ICAEW’s minimum approved wording for Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) have clarified the extent to which policies cover cyber-related claims. What do the changes mean, how are cyber risks evolving and what can you do to ensure your firm has the right protection?

Anyone can be a victim of digital scammers, warns HMRC

Taxpayers are being urged to remain cautious of digital approaches claiming to be from HMRC, as tax-related scams have almost doubled in the past 12 months. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty highlights HMRC support on spotting scams and checking that contact is genuine.

The growing threat of ransomware

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Ransomware has been in the news a lot recently, but what is it? How can you avoid being a victim? And should you pay the ransom if you are attacked?

What cyber security experts can learn from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack

Leo Waldock analyses the cyber attack on the US’s Colonial Pipeline and why paying hackers isn’t such a good idea.

What are deepfakes and how can you spot them?

Deepfakes are moving beyond fake news and YouTube into the sphere of cybercrime. Christian Doherty explores the threat and exciting possibilities of synthetic media.

Cyber Insurance: Keeping pace with a rapidly changing risk landscape

Cyber-crime is a growing threat to business, but is insurance against the threat worth it, asks Adam Leach.

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