ACCA and PureCyber join forces to fight cyber criminals

Memorandum of understanding aimed at increasing digital knowledge and cyber awareness

Cyber security experts and the leading global accountancy body are working together to increase awareness and understanding of IT security issues among UK businesses and the accountancy sector.

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and award winning cyber security business PureCyber are set to work on projects to increase knowledge and understanding of cyber risk and threats of attacks on computer systems and networks.

The two have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaboratively deliver educational content to ACCA members and others.

Cyber risk is a real issue for enterprises of all sizes, as illustrated by recent coverage of vulnerabilities in Progress Software’s MOVEit file transfer app, which is used by thousands of organisations around the world. Payroll services provider Zellis suffered a data breach as a result, with customer data being stolen. Countless firms of all sizes have already been hugely impacted.

Abdul Goffar, director of ACCA UK, said: ‘Whether working in business, public sector or practice our members are often leading or advising on digital strategy. In this fast moving space it is key that financial professionals keep up to date with the ever changing threat posed by cyber attacks and have knowledge and understanding of the ways they can protect their organisations.’ 

The MOU builds on the existing relationships between ACCA and UK headquartered PureCyber. This includes providing resources and guides highlighting potential risk for organisations and taking practical steps to support members such as demonstrating penetration testing, one of the ways to test the resilience of the security of an IT system. 

Damon Rands, founder and CEO, PureCyber, said: ‘We are passionate about raising awareness and understanding of cyber security at all levels, sectors and business sizes. As cyber security has been recognised as the number one threat to business in the UK, we’ll be working with ACCA to demystify cyber jargon and improve understanding, confidence and resilience across the membership and their businesses.’  

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About ACCA
ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We’re a thriving global community of 241,000 members and 542,000 future members based in 178 countries and regions, who work across a wide range of sectors and industries. We uphold the highest professional and ethical values.

We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society that supports both public and private sectors. That’s why we’re committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and the many benefits that this brings to society and individuals.

Since 1904 being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose. And because we’re a not-for-profit organisation, we build a sustainable global profession by re-investing our surplus to deliver member value and develop the profession for the next generation.

Through our world leading ACCA Qualification, we offer everyone everywhere the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. And using our respected research, we lead the profession by answering today’s questions and preparing us for tomorrow.

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About PureCyber

PureCyber is an established industry leader, providing a complete and unique range of 247/365 managed cyber security solutions for businesses of any size and sector, in any location around the world. 

PureCyber’s mission is to strengthen business’s internal and external cyber security posture and resilience to attack, through our award-winning, innovative services and team. Delivering efficiencies and excellence through a range of products, services and people, we work collaboratively as an extension of the internal capabilities of an organisation to make appropriate levels of cyber security accessible, affordable and understandable for all businesses. 

With an expert team of thirty staff, they provide an extensive range of services, which can be delivered individually or as part of our unique subscription services. The bespoke subscription service combines innovative technologies and managed services to provide a single pane view of a company’s security infrastructure, saving considerable costs if acquiring similar services with separate providers, and in turn improving efficiencies and the agility of the business. 

This cost-effective approach is the perfect solution for businesses who are concerned about protecting their data and processes from all types of cyber risk.

PureCyber are passionate about raising awareness and understanding of cyber security at all levels, demystifying the jargon and improving confidence and resilience across businesses. They believe that knowing and understanding clients and their businesses is paramount to the successful delivery of services and the experienced team work tirelessly to forge excellent working relationships with clients.

UK headquartered, with a global reach, PureCyber help businesses understand and stay ahead of the ever-increasing threat of cyber-attack.

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