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Cyber security – Questions to ask your IT supplier

Cyber security is an important challenge for business owners. With the increase in online fraud keeping data secure is essential for running your business, business reputation and data protection regulations.

Many companies use external service providers to look after their IT systems to enable them to focus on their core business. Whilst the day-to-day management can be outsourced, security should be everyone’s responsibility as the consequences if it goes wrong can be catastrophic. These questions have been developed using material supplied by HMRC and aim to promote conversation between businesses and their IT providers supporting a strong cybersecurity culture within the business. Security is a sliding scale that needs to be balanced within a risk management framework; not all of the methods discussed will be appropriate, or even sufficient, for different companies.

Please click on the link to download the guide 20 questions to ask your IT supplier produced by The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.