Cyber Security for Legal and Accountancy Professionals

Training Provider: The Law Society
In today’s interconnected world, cyber attacks are a threat to all businesses and law and accountancy firms are particularly attractive sources of information for criminals. Commercial data, IP information and sensitive client data may all be targeted.

The Information Security Breaches Survey 2014, commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and carried out by PwC, found that 81% of large organisations and 60% of small businesses had suffered a security breach during the previous year. The average cost of an organisations’ worst breach was between £65,000 and £115,000 for small businesses and between £600,000 and £1.15 million for large organisations.

This free course, which has been developed by the UK Government as part of its National Cyber Security Strategy with the support of both the Law Society and ICAEW aims to:
• Increase your awareness of cyber security issues so that you can apply the knowledge in your own context.
• Help you to protect both yourself and your business.
• Help you to be more aware of security issues and more confident of discussing these with clients.

The course covers:
• What cyber security is
• How it affects you and your clients
• Why you should care about it
• Cyber threats to your business and you
• Cyber attacks (phishing and hacking) and their impacts
• Mitigating the impacts

Course Format
Designed for both lawyers and accountants this online course is designed to last for one hour and is structured into four modules.
• Introduction to cyber security
• Cyber security – your responsibilities
• Managing the cyber risk
• Scenarios

A series of brief quiz questions will test your understanding of the learning materials as you progress through the course.

You can access the course by clicking on the “Add to Record” button on the right of the screen. The course will then automatically be added to your personal 'Record' area ready for you to access and you can revisit any element of the course as often as you like.


  • Hours 1
  • Price £0.00
  • Learning Mode Online learning
  • Type Structured
  • Online Assessment No

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