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The essential guide to GDPR

This content is not intended to constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should be sought before taking or refraining from taking any action in relation to the matters outlined. Please note: detailed guidance on how to implement the GDPR is not yet available from the ICO. It is expected to be available in late 2017/early… Read More The essential guide to GDPR

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Cybersecurity: A new engagement opportunity

An AICPA framework enables CPAs with cybersecurity expertise to perform new services for clients. By Russ Banham As trusted business advisers, CPAs find ways to help their clients achieve their business objectives. Now, under the AICPA’s recently issued cybersecurity reporting framework, CPAs have an opportunity to expand the services they offer to help clients manage… Read More Cybersecurity: A new engagement opportunity

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On the front lines of cyberwar

Hong Kong needs to strengthen its defences against cyberattacks if it is to ensure its position as a major international financial centre. Businesses need to do more to build resilience, develop expertise and keep up to date, and the city’s vibrant hacker community could help. George W. Russell reports. The silence is as chilling as the air-conditioning… Read More On the front lines of cyberwar

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Be prepared

Considering the number of ransomware attacks each year, why don’t organizations devote more resources to protecting themselves from these debilitating intrusions? By David Malamed In mid-July “a major Canadian company was forced to pay $425,000 in bitcoin to restore its computer systems after suffering a crippling ransomware attack that not only encrypted its production databases… Read More Be prepared

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An interview with Stephen Phillips, Director-General of InvestHK

The new Director-General of InvestHK, Stephen Phillips sees his role as helping companies navigate their way to opportunities in Hong Kong, China and beyond. He explains to George W. Russell how the investment promotion agency can connect the dots amid new technology and emerging industries. By George W Russell Given that Hong Kong is one of the… Read More An interview with Stephen Phillips, Director-General of InvestHK

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The basics of business etiquette

Poor etiquette could lead to lost business, so here are our business etiquette essentials. By Orla Brosnan Etiquette may seem like an antiquated, old-fashioned idea with many thinking of business etiquette as simply knowing which fork to use at a business lunch. Modern business etiquette, however, has an important and relevant role to play in… Read More The basics of business etiquette