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  • Writer's pictureJared Thompson

The Cyber Resilience Centre is here to support the Accountancy Sector

The average UK accountancy firm could face losing 10% of their turnover (£8,460) in costs due to lost data or assets after a cyber security breach.

It’s an important reminder to us all that cybercriminals do not discriminate between small, medium and large accountancy firms. To help accountancy firms in the North West, we’ve launched a dedicated support page, for the accountancy sector.


If you're looking to strengthen your resilience against cyber attacks we can provide a range of affordable, professional cyber security services that help you accountancy firms assess, build and manage your firm's cyber security capabilities, build confidence in your staff, understand your vulnerabilities and secure your business.

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“It is important to ensure that your employees receive ongoing training in identifying scams, particularly those working in accounts payable, as the consequences of falling for Invoicing fraud can inevitably result in redundancies and the closure of businesses. Businesses should look to foster a culture of cyber fraud awareness within their workplace in order to reduce the associated risks." - Jade Hutchinson FCCA, Forensic Accountant, GMP

What threats do accountants face?

  • Cybercriminals want to exploit the personal and financial data that accountants use daily, they view accountants as a gateway to sensitive information from their clients

  • Accountants should be aware of phishing emails and text messages sent during busy periods of the year - such as the end of a tax year.

  • Many accounting firms all use similar computer software, if a cybercriminal can find a vulnerability, they will have an opportunity to attack a large number of accountants.


Would your accountancy firm pass a Cyber Health Check? Our Cyber Health Check can help by giving you an action plan to help protect your firm and your clients against the latest cyber threats.

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How can we support your business?

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Raise your staff's awareness of phishing emails and guard your business against the growing trend of social-engineering threats.

 

Training your employees on what a phishing attack looks like makes them more likely to identify and report scams.

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Our training package is designed and delivered by cyber experts giving you access to the most up-to-date information in an ever-changing cyber landscape.

You can purchase single-place training spots or a cyber security workshop.

Community Members

Our premium membership package is aimed at medium-sized businesses and includes bespoke security awareness training sessions.

 

This allows your business to train several cyber security champions and an assessment of your cyber risk. 

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