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
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The results of government consultation on cyber regulation and incentives have recently been published. Kirstin Gillon highlights some key findings.
30 October 2020: Cyberattacks on large businesses are becoming more sophisticated and widespread. We look at how different countries and industry sectors have been affected in recent years.
27 October 2020: How well prepared is the accountancy sector for cybersecurity attacks? What kind of attacks are being experienced by firms? And what impact have major breaches had?
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.
Criminals thrive in times of uncertainty and fear, and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has already reported an increase in cyber threats which refer directly to the coronavirus. This guide outlines the key steps to basic cyber hygiene and highlights some useful resources.
Finance in a Digital World
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Webinars and recordings
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.
40% of crime in the UK is cyber related, and within the last year there has been a spike due to COVID-19. Join this webinar to hear Jim Gee's advice on how to keep your organisation safe against the threat of cybercrime.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued guidance to help boards get to grips with cyber security, perhaps more important now than it has ever been.
This webinar will highlight the five steps smaller firms can take to help prevent 80% of cyber-attacks and improve the cyber security of their firms and clients.
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Article looks at the ramifications of the reduction by 90% of BAs fine for a 2018 data breach where the information on hundreds of thousands of customers was stolen.
Article reports on the rise of the ransomware tactic known as 'double extortion' where the hacker not only encrypts data and demand a ransom to regain access, but also threaten to upload the data online if their terms are not met.
Article outlines how remote working calls for more vigilance than ever. As firms work remotely and cloud applications and security become more important than ever, accountants should be thinking about cybersecurity in new ways.
The article discusses how to do safe data governance amidst the digital transformation of an organisation. Also cited are the benefits of data governance in organizations like enhanced competitiveness, better reputation, and lower costs and fines associated with data breaches, as well as the five pillars of data governance, including workforce development, organizational structure, data policies, and technology infrastructure.
NCSC guidance on how to make sure your organisation is prepared for an increase in home working, and advice on spotting coronavirus (COVID-19) scam emails.
Government campaign to raise cyber security awareness. Gives advice on: protecting your device; protecting your data; and protecting your business.
Advice from the National Cyber Security Centre to help protect organisations against cyber attacks. There are three levels of engagement , two of which leads to accreditation for certified cyber security.
Practical guidance for organisations including 10 steps to cyber security. Also provides information on cyber security threats detected in the UK.
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Data protection and privacy
Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, ICAEW Insights has the latest on how this affects the sensitive issue of data protection.
When the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, the UK will become what is known as a ‘third country’ by the EU. This means UK organisations or individuals cannot assume they can continue to process the personal data of EU data subjects in the same way as now.
October 2020 update on data protection and Brexit – what you need to know and how to prepare your business.
A guide to the current position on transferring personal data to the US following the Schrems II judgement.