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New training for professionals on front line of cyber attacks

Posted at October 7, 2014 | Categories : News

Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, will today (7th October 2014) launch a 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 on how to avoid threats that could potentially cost them millions of pounds.

It provides advice on how to safeguard digital information and raise awareness of cyber issues amongst clients, giving examples of how to deal with issues such as information breaches in the workplace.

Law Society deputy vice-president, Robert Bourns, comments: “As well as undertaking this essential training, I urge solicitors to take part in the Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership, which shares cyber threat and vulnerability information in a secure online environment.”