Anthony Hess, principal advisor in KPMG’s cyber security team, comments on the UK government initiative to give lawyers and accountants free cyber security training. He said:
“It’s a positive step to see the UK government offering this type of training to legal and accountancy firms. The fact is that lawyers and accountants handle some of the most sensitive and valuable client data; it is essential that they are up to speed with the latest threats, because if the clients are well defended and their advisors are not, attackers will simply move on to this easier target to achieve their aims.”
“The government’s initiative will further enhance our own training and awareness programmes, continuing to raise cyber security awareness amongst our colleagues.”
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