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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Key IT risks for accountants with Stephen Hill

Date: 30 April 2015 13:30-17.00

Type: Course

Organiser: Cumberland

This half day course will ensure you are confident that you have the right expertise to protect your company’s data, sure you are up to date and prepared for IT risks and legislations. Also raises your company’s profile with an internationally recognized USMS benchmark (ISO27001/2)

With the use of the internet and associated technologies growing rapidly in recent years, so has the opportunity for computer related crime. Threats ranging from staff using Facebook or Twitter to malicious attacks by hackers has the potential to disrupt critical business systems or open up access to your confidential data.

The course will cover:

  • Update – current impact of “cybercrime”
  • Key IT risks – internal & external (backup failure, hacking, theft of data)
  • WiFi, remote working, mobile computing
  • Concerns with social media
  • Online payments – are your systems secure?
  • Cloud computing – is it safe?
  • IT legislations – understanding your rights & responsibilities
  • Creating a secure culture – IT governance and controls

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Greenhill Hotel

Greenhill Hotel,
Red Dial,

Tel No: 016973 43304


Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill is the MD of Snowdrop Consulting Ltd. Stephen spent 11 years working for a top 25 firm of accountants heading the Fraud and Forensic Group, leading an expert body advising clients on prevention, detection and recovery of fraudulent assets, working closely with the police, HMRC and private sector. Stephen specializes in e-crime and online intelligence with over 14 years’ experience in focusing on cyber fraud, intelligence gathering and IT governance. He has written for several well-known publications including The Sunday Times and Accountancy magazine and commented on Radio 5. With a recent appointment as a Volunteer to the City of London Police Economic Crime Directive, Stephen assists fraud investigators with online investigations and speaks at schools on the dangers of the Internet and Social Networking.

How to book

The easiest way to book is online by clicking the button to Book Online at icaew.com – you will be able to log into your account at icaew.com and pay with your debit or credit card.

You can also telephone the ICAEW central events booking team on 01908 248159 and pay over the phone.

Alternatively you can download a booking form or book by email.