Free online training to help avoid cyber attack

Jacquie Shaw of the NMRN

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DIGITAL economy minister Ed Vaizey has launched a new free online training course to help members of the legal and accountancy professions develop the skills they need to protect themselves and their clients from cyber-attacks.

The new course, developed by government and industry, will also enable lawyers and accountants to advise their clients.

This aims tol help UK businesses protect themselves from information breaches and other threats that could potentially cost them millions of pounds.

The course will increase awareness of common cyber risks and threats they may experience in and how to prevent and deal with them.

It provides advice on how to safeguard digital information and raises awareness of cyber issues amongst clients.

Mr Vaizey, said: ‘The new course we are launching makes cyber security part of the day job for lawyers and accountants. It provides members of both professions with tailored and relevant guidance on how they can better protect themselves and their clients.’