Course contents

The course recognises that the security of your firm’s data has never been so important. Most accountants understand the importance of keeping data very secure. The problem is knowing how to do that in a connected business world, explains the current best techniques and what software to use. The course includes an update on GDPR and explains the legislation and how it affects your practice. It explains data vulnerability and what you can do to address it.

  • What data are you holding?
  • Where is it held?
  • Who has access to it?
  • How can you secure it?
  • Identifying risks
  • How to really make password protection work
  • What devices do you have? Laptops, mobiles, routers, working from home
  • Anti-virus review
  • Internet & connection weaknesses – Have all your team been fully trained?
  • How to maintain security when managing a team ¬
  • Access Control
  • Secure configuration
  • Phishing ¬
  • Use of social media ¬
  • Action plans
  • Routines you must put in place in your business.
  • Course type
    Practice regulation