TechnologyAccounting SoftwareIT security must have human element says Poynter

IT security must have human element says Poynter

Former chairman of PwC warns against relying on technology instead of good management if data security is to be guaranteed

Kieran Poynter has said that data security cannot be guaranteed by technology
and must be backed up by strong management.

‘Organisations can have all the policies and processes they like, but if
their cullture and values, management systems and scrutiny are not joined up in
a clear governance framework, this lack of integration lends itself to data
security exposures,’ PricewaterhouseCoopers’ former chairman said in an
FT
column
.

Poynter’s comments came in the wake of his investigation into the HMRC’s lost
data discs scandal.

Further reading:

HMRC:
It’s broke, but can they fix it?

Related Articles

Accountancy in the digital age: Flexibility, agility, efficiency

Accounting Software Accountancy in the digital age: Flexibility, agility, efficiency

3w Pegasus Software | Sponsored
Sage purchases Intacct in its largest ever acquisition

Accounting Software Sage purchases Intacct in its largest ever acquisition

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
5 tips for SMEs to protect cash flow

Accounting Software 5 tips for SMEs to protect cash flow

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
UK behind foreign markets in digital accounting, but gap is narrowing

Accounting Software UK behind foreign markets in digital accounting, but gap is narrowing

7m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
The rise of the progressive accountant

Accounting Software The rise of the progressive accountant

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Making Tax Digital: Revolution or revolt?

Accounting Software Making Tax Digital: Revolution or revolt?

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Making Tax Digital: Is HMRC’s recent system fault a cause for concern?

Accounting Software Making Tax Digital: Is HMRC’s recent system fault a cause for concern?

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Four reasons why SME owners should switch to cloud accounting

Accounting Software Four reasons why SME owners should switch to cloud accounting

9m Emma Smith, Managing Editor