Cyber security

How to strengthen your cyber resilience and manage a cyber attack

Cyber security is one of the major business risks worldwide, with leaders citing cyber attacks and data breaches as the top two risks businesses face (Aon 2021 Global Risk Management Survey).

Many small and medium businesses (SMEs) face an existential threat from a critical cyber security incident and with the accounting profession growing increasingly reliant on online systems, a cyber security threat is not a question of if, but when.

Here you can find the information, tools and resources you need to proactively protect your business and clients, and have a business continuity and recovery plan in place to respond to a cyber attack. We have also developed a cyber security playbook for SMEs that outlines a four-step approach to improve cyber resilience focused on assessing vulnerabilities, creating a defensive plan, sharing your strategy and building resilience.

The cyber security playbook for SMEs

Learn how to improve your cyber resilience using the 4-step process with recommendations, tools and checklists to enhance your cyber security roadmap.

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On-demand workshops

Hear practical advice and tips to help SMEs and practitioners develop a cyber security strategy with adaptable responses, and effectively manage cyber security threats. The sessions includes cyber security experts from Stone & Chalk, Practice Protect, Continuum Cyber, IBM and Dicker Data.

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Cyber Security Governance Principles

The AICD CSCRC Cyber Security Governance Principles provide a framework of practical better practice guidance to assist Australian directors oversee and engage with management on cyber security risk.

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  1. Seven key lessons from the Australian Cyber Conference

    Training staff monthly to avoid human error and having a response plan in place are top frontline defences...

  2. Sticky fingers

    Accountants are in a unique position to identify fraud across all levels of a business – if they know what to look for...

  3. How to prevent scams from damaging your business reputation

    Having good procedures – guided by professional scepticism – that establish expectations can help protect your business and clients against scams...

  4. Bitcoin joins the big league

    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s approval of bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs) is a crucial stage in cryptocurrency growth, ushering digital assets from the fringes into the financial...

  5. 5 lessons from businesses hit by cyber attacks

    Accounting firms need to adopt a clear cyber strategy to counter growing threats...

  6. Scam Alerts

    Scammers may target CA ANZ members and students. Be alert to unexpected messages posing as official CA ANZ staff...

  7. Held to ransom

    Responding to a ransomware attack is best done with the help of specialists and by ensuring you have committed your recovery plans to muscle memory...

  8. Submission on insolvent trading safe harbour

    CA ANZ support the inclusion of the safe harbour provision in RG 217 and suggest changes to streamline the guide including areas that need clarification...

  9. Submission on screen scraping, should it be regulated?

    CA ANZ does not consider a case for regulation has been made and that market forces, not regulation, should drive uptake of the consumer data right (CDR)...

  10. En garde!

    In the cat-and-mouse game of cybersecurity, how much protection does your software – and other prevention measures – really provide?...

  11. Why business email compromise is a real threat to New Zealand businesses

    Business email compromise is a rich source of valuable data – and payment fraud opportunities – for cybercriminals. Brought to you by Wotton + Kearney...

  12. Red flags and clickbait

    Each of us is the first line of defence against a cyberattack. Here’s how Heather Smith FCA proactively manages software updates, cybersecurity and device tracking...

  13. Six online scams to avoid

    Online scams are one of the most common cybersecurity threats. Here are six scams to spot and avoid...

  14. Five things: Cyber attacks

    An increase in worldwide internet traffic due to remote working and a move to cloud-based operations has allowed more opportunities for cybercriminals to hold companies to ransom...

  15. Does your IT have the best cyber defence?

    With cyber attacks on the increase and accounting firms considered soft targets, experts weigh in on the best way firms can safeguard themselves – and check whether their IT providers genuinely have...

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Report a cyber security incident

Refer to these Government resources if you have encountered or suspect a cyber security incident.

Australian Cyber Security Centre Office of the Australian Information Commissioner New Zealand National Cyber Security Centre CERT NZ

Strengthen your email security practices

In the lead up to the end of this financial year, protect your private information and that of your customers.