Booking now open for FREE Cyber Resilience Workshops for Accountants

These free events will provide guidance to accountants on creating a cyber resilient business. These practical workshops will provide delegates with the tools to increase fundamental levels of cyber resilience, wherever you work from. Technology in the accountancy space is developing at a fast pace with an increasing number of organisations making use of cloud computing, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Making full use of these technologies brings significant opportunities for the industry and the wider Scottish economy. We will look at the risks in the digital world and how to be well-prepared to manage them.

These workshop forms part of the Scottish Government’s Cyber Scotland Week 2020. Cyber Scotland Week brings together influencers, experts and the next generation of talent to explore and learn about the potential rewards and challenges in this fast-changing threat landscape. We are delighted to be joined by Eamonn Keane, Head of Cyber & Innovation at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre.

These events are open to all Accountants in Practice (not only ICAS), and are aimed at the SME level. You are welcome to invite a few of your clients along with you, especially those who are involved in the company finances.

  • The accountancy industry is highly regulated, and firms must be compliant to survive.
  • No matter the size of your accountancy firm, you are at risk of a cyber attack.
  • There are huge benefits to accountants brought by the advances in digital technologies, so it’s vital firms can embrace these developments while being mindful of keeping staff and clients’ personal data secure, in line with the GDPR.
  • With increased reliance on digital technology, and the exponential increase in cyber threats, accountants must be educated on remaining compliant and secure in the increasing threat landscape.
  • The cost to your business of a significant breach could be terminal for your reputation and for your organisation.

Places are limited, so please book now to confirm your place at one of our workshops. The events will be followed by a drinks reception and networking.


  • 4:00pm Registration with tea/coffee
  • 4:15pm Workshop begins with topics covered including:
    • The benefits of being cyber resilient – being able to demonstrate that your firm takes cyber security seriously, and that services and customer data are protected. This is vital for a business’ reputation and longevity.
    • How to prepare for, withstand, and rapidly recover and learn from deliberate attacks or breaches.
    • Promoting a culture of cyber security at all levels of the organisation. How to ensure that staff have the appropriate understanding, knowledge and behaviour to live and work safely and securely in the digital world.
    • How to manage staff using personal devices for work (BYOD).
    • Support for the achievement of Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus.
    • How to share best practice with your clients to help promote greater levels of cyber resilience and potentially reduce compliance burdens.
    • How cyber resilience aligns with wider work on GDPR and regulatory compliance.
  • 5:30pm Drinks, canapés and Networking
  • 6:00pm Close

Book your team and your clients on now!

Date Tuesday 18th February Wednesday 26th February Thursday 27th February
Time 4pm – 6pm 4pm – 6pm 4pm – 6pm
Address ICAS

CA House

21 Haymarket Yards


EH12 5BH

200 SVS Conference & Events

200 St. Vincent Street


G2 5SG

Hotel Indigo

Lower Dens Mill

Constable Street



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The Edinburgh event is also available to watch live online!

Please click on ‘Book Edinburgh’ and register for a ‘Live Stream on YouTube’ ticket if you can’t attend in person on the day. You’ll be sent a link prior to the event to allow you to watch and listen live.



  • Eamonn Keane

    Eamonn Keane

    SBRC Chief Operating Officer for Cyber and Innovation

  • Liz Smith

    Liz Smith

    Lugo Business Development Director

  • Ron Weatherup

    Ron Weatherup

    Lugo Managing Director