Nick Eatock: Strengthening your firm's cybersecurity

People, processes and technology

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Over the last year we've seen a significant increase in the use of online tools and communication to help people stay in touch both personally and professionally, writes Nick Eatock, but a worrying side-effect of the rise of digital has been a surge in cybercrime. Here, he offers some tips to keep your business and clients safe

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently reported that it had removed more internet scams in the last year than in the previous three years combined. Given the nature of our work, the financial services sector is a prime target for scammers and hackers, but there are several fairly easy steps that advice firms can take to protect themselves from attack. The basics of good cybersecurity are built on three main pillars: people, processes, and technology. People Your employees are your first line of defence, so it is crucial to make sure staff understand the value of cust...

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