Advanced Cybersecurity Awareness in Accounting - What You Need to Know

Description

Over 9 billion data records have been lost or stolen since 2013. With a frequency of almost 5.5 million records exposed every day, it is no longer a question of whether a firm has been compromised, but more a question of when it will happen. Does your team have the cybersecurity knowledge and auditing skills to prevent or mitigate the next big breach? In this course, participants will learn the basics of cybersecurity awareness and safeguarding sensitive data, how to address cybersecurity threats within a firm, and how to use AICPA best practices to manage and obtain assurance of cybersecurity risks. By its conclusion, participants will know how to address cybersecurity threats with reasonable assurance in audit engagements.

Highlights

  • Cybersecurity awareness
  • Data safeguarding
  • Cybersecurity risk management and assurance

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the cybersecurity threat landscape and its economic costs
  • Identify evolving state regulatory and legal rules related to cybersecurity
  • Apply the core principles of cybersecurity awareness to limit cybersecurity risk
  • Describe the AICPA's cybersecurity risk management framework and CPA responsibilities
  • Provide reasonable assurance related to third-party consultants and cloud providers
  • Educate the firm and

Designed For

CPAs, accountants, and financial professionals within firms that provide audit, tax, financial statement compilation, and/or consulting services or within large companies who consult with IT service organizations.



Leaders

Rebecca Lee

Rebecca M. Lee, CPA, CGMA

Rebecca Lee, licensed as a CPA in Alabama and South Carolina, is a Group Practice Leader for Kaplan Financial Education, powered by Loscalzo Institute, and a founding Principal with Brooke, Freeman & Lee. She serves as the assurance, quality control, and compliance principal with responsibilities for the audit practice.

She has served on numerous AICPA and state society committees, including the AICPA Management Consulting Service Professional Practice Subcommittee, Small Business Consulting Practices Subcommittee, and Council of the AICPA. She has chaired both the Management Advisory Committee and the Personal Financial Planning Committee of the Alabama Society of CPAs. Rebecca currently serves on the Illinois Society of CPAs Peer Review Committee, which serves multiple state societies of CPAs.

Rebecca has served as professor of management accounting in the graduate studies (Master in Public and Private Management) program at Birmingham-Southern College. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Jacksonville State University, along with a master's degree in Accounting from Birmingham Southern College. She is a member of the Alabama Society of CPAs, the South Carolina Association of CPAs, and the AICPA.