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Information security

Information security is concerned with protecting the information assets of an organisation. It aims to ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information and good information security underpins the effectiveness and value of IT systems.


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The Tech faculty provides materials to help organisations understand the risks to information from new technologies and the measures they can take to manage these risks.


Don’t bring work home – keep it in the office

With an ex-National Security Agency employee set for jail time for working on classified information at home, it might be best to keep work at the office.

Why you shouldn’t panic about GDPR

ICAEW and its members are readying themselves for new data protection legislation. In the first of a new series on General Data Protection Regulation, Lesley Meall looked at what the IT Faculty is doing to become ready – including member experiences of GDPR and the three phases of ICAEW’s GDPR-readiness programme.

Getting ready for the GDPR deadline

If stopping processing digital information is out of the question for your business, there is just time to take action and ensure you are GDPR compliant. Alan Calder goes into detail about personal data, lawful basis and information security surrounding the imminent new regulation.

A place of cyber safety

Alan Calder Chartech November / December 2017

Alan Calder assesses how Brexit is likely to affect cyber security in the UK.

Phishing contest

Vicki Gavin Chartech September/October 2017

Cyber criminals often seem to do a better job of communicating with a company’s staff than the company itself. Vicki Gavin offers her tips to compete with and defeat the phishers.

A new age of consent

Alan Calder Chartech September/October 2017

What is the lawful basis for processing personal data and retaining it under the GDPR?

It's a cultural thing

Simon Borthwick | Lushin Premji Chartech January / February 2017

Awareness of cyber threats is one thing, but increased security from change will only come from a cultural shift, say Simon Borwick and Lushin Premji.

Prepare to protect

Sam De Silva Chartech May/June 2016

Dr Sam De Silva explores the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation and how it’s likely to affect business in the long term.

Secure options

CISSP, CASP, ISO 27001 – but which is the right qualification for your IT experts? Alan Calder leads us through the minefield of cyber security qualifications.

The password problem

Manek Dubash Chartech November/December 2014

Security experts have been telling us for years that protecting data using passwords is insecure.

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