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Features and articles from ICAEW on cyber security.

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We need to talk about cyber

Making sure your digital systems are secure is at the heart of risk mitigation, and it’s a conversation that needs to be held at board level, says Peter Lannon.

COVID-19 not the only thing worrying the C-suite

2019 seemed particularly bad for large-scale disruptive events, and it was, until 2020 and COVID-19 came along.

State of the Audit


Current trends within the industry, what to expect after remote working ends, and how to prepare for future uncertainties

Cybercriminals unleash wave of COVID-19 attacks on businesses

Updated 23 April: Within 24 hours of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme being launched, online fraudsters had sent a flurry of phishing emails targeting unsuspecting businesses claiming to be from HMRC chief executive, Jim Harra.

Cyber security for boards

Board support has long been recognised as vital to achieving good cyber security. But boards have often struggled to have good conversations with cyber security specialists and understand their risks around cyber.

How should financial services respond to coronavirus and the cyber-security threats that come with it?

In 2002 the then US Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld claimed that when he looked to the future he saw two kinds of unforeseen event: the “known unknown” and the “unknown unknown”. Rumsfeld was lampooned for his statement at the time, but with the rise of COVID-19 and its knock on effects on IT systems across the world, many are coming face to face with the stark reality of this infamous truism.

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