Introduction to cybersecurity for CPAs

Cybersecurity is a big issue, but what should CPAs do about it? Develop an understanding of key concepts associated with cybersecurity and learn how to construct an organizational strategy to help mitigate risk.

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Online On-Demand Event

The importance of cybersecurity has grown in recent years. From small enterprises to large corporations, cybersecurity is an issue that can dramatically affect every component of an organization, including the bottom line.

Introduction to Cybersecurity for CPAs provides a starting point to deepen your knowledge on this ever-changing topic.

In this four-module online course, you will explore the key challenges and risks associated with cybersecurity and what organizations can do to solve cybersecurity problems and reduce digital risk.

Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.


5 CPD hour(s)
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You will learn about:

  • the key concepts of cyber threats and their impact on organizations today
  • the defence tools and protections available to organizations facing cyber threats
  • how to assess the readiness of your organization to prevent, detect and respond to cybersecurity
  • how to construct an action plan to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities in critical networks and information areas

Topics include:

  • key terms related to cybersecurity, such as ransomware, malware, phishing and metadata
  • potential cybersecurity targets to businesses by key areas and how businesses are exposed to these threats
  • security tools that organizations can use to help recognize and respond to security breaches
  • leading information security frameworks and the role of management and executives in security governance
  • an analysis of problem areas and what measures can be taken to help correct them
  • formulating cybersecurity policy improvements to reduce risk and exposure

Who should attend?

  • accounting professionals
  • controllers
  • management
  • boards of directors
  • internal and external auditors

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