BDO’s Technology Advisory Team hosted a Reluctant IT Director seminar at its Birmingham Two Snowhill office. The event was specifically for senior managers in mid-sized businesses, such as the finance director, who have been “dropped in IT”. It concentrated on Cyber Security as it’s one of the five top challenges keeping finance directors awake at night.

​​John Dennison, partner, Gavin Davis, director, and Steve Rumble, partner, from the Technology Advisory team presented at the event.

Mr Dennison commented that “mid-market organisations cannot justify the cost of an IT director and responsibility is generally assigned to the head of finance who may not be IT savvy but who is regarded as a ‘safe pair of hands’.

“With cyber security becoming increasingly more difficult to manage, it is not something you can ignore and having a firewall on your network is simply not enough. These workshops and BDO’s Reluctant IT Director Forum on Linkedin provide a source of independent advice and support to those who are reluctantly in charge of IT,’’ he commented