Course contents

Many businesses may admit that they are still not compliant with the requirements of the GDPR and many more are confused with what they are meant to be doing to comply.

The course will address this confusion and clarify what you need to do – not only to comply with GDPR but to make your practice more secure.

Cyber-related risk is rapidly becoming a top concern for business. With cyber-crime on the rise year on year, coupled with the indiscriminate and automated nature of cyber-attacks, understanding this risk is a pressing requirement for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

The course contents include:

  • Look at some of the newsworthy GDPR stories and what we can learn from them
  • Use a real-world case study to explore the potential impact of a data breach in your firm and how to handle it
  • Since its introduction, the majority of the 190 fines issued under the GDPR have been for Insufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure information security" - which can be defined as cyber security. The course explains how you can address these issuesExplain why cyber-crime is so pervasive
  • Explore the main threats to your business
  • Highlight the less obvious consequences of becoming a victim of cyber crime
  • Provide practical guidance on things that you can be doing to reduce the risk
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  • 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.

    When where and whoThe course is presented by Andy Larkum who is specialist in GDPR and computer security. He provides consultancy and support to accountants in this crucial field."

  • Course type
    Practice regulation