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Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate - IL Logo aicpa

  Free |   AICPA |   27 Mar 2018 |   Computer Science |   AICPA Store
Develop your fluency in cybersecurity.

According to CSO, an online resource dedicated to security and risk management, cybercrime damage costs are expected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021 and cybersecurity spending will exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021.

Organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events.

Cyber-attacks can:
  • Disrupt businesses
  • Result in financial losses
  • Destroy an organization's reputation
What is your role?

You must be able to speak intelligently on the subject internally and externally. Learn the terminology and the appropriate questions to ask. Apply the security mindset to your daily work and have an understanding of the potential risks and opportunities for your organization or client as they develop or evaluate their cybersecurity risk management program. This certificate program will cover several cybersecurity topics to help you acquire these skills and gain an understanding of the importance and impact of cybersecurity risks on your organization or firm, including relevant aspects of the AICPA's new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework. This knowledge is indispensable in today's global landscape of persistent and increasing cybercrime.

Through a blend of live, interactive training and self-paced learning, the new Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate offers you the opportunity to build a foundation toward becoming a strategic business partner within your organization or with your client. Advance your career with this certificate and digital badge, and earn up to 16.5 hours of CPE credit.

ATTENDANCE OPTIONS

Cybersecurity Workshop + Certificate

Item # CFS18CERTIL

Attend the in-person workshop on September 26th in Chicago for an interactive learning experience with our cybersecurity expert. Then, continue the learning on your own time with 2 self-paced online modules. After attending the workshop and completing the online learning, you will receive a digital badge that can easily be shared with your professional network.

*The online learning modules will be automatically added to your account on September 26th, so you can continue your course of study to complete the certificate immediately following the workshop. These modules will be available in your account for one year.

Cybersecurity Workshop Only

Item # CFS18IL

Learn the key concepts from the Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate in a one-day workshop and get yourself started on the road to cybersecurity fluency. A certificate or digital badge is not available with this option.

Who should attend:

Non-IT Finance Professionals, CFOs, Controllers, Management Accountants, Public Accountants, Partners, Managers, and Internal Auditors who want to do any of the following:

  • Speak intelligently on cybersecurity to internal teams and external clients
  • Make sound strategic decisions related to investments in cybersecurity
  • Become a responsible business partner by understanding what your part is in cybersecurity risk as an accounting or finance professional
  • Standout with a digital badge, as someone who is committed to your clients' cybersecurity needs
  • Convey the value of a cybersecurity risk management program
  • Understand the relevant aspects of the AICPA's cybersejucurity risk management reporting framework
  • Understand fundamentals to determine if there's interest in exploring cybersecurity advisory or attest work as a specialization, individually or as a firm
  • Identify cybersecurity risk management opportunities to hand off to cybersecurity specialists
  • Add value to your organization, create opportunities for career growth and earn CPE
AGENDA
Wednesday, September 26

Registration & Breakfast

8:30-9:00am

Program Overview, Introductions

9:00-9:20am

Cybersecurity Terminology and Digital Transformation

9:20-10:50am

Break (15 min)

10:50-11:05am

Attacks and the Security Mindset

11:05-12:35pm

Lunch (45 min)

12:35-1:20pm

Data Breaches and Privacy

1:20-2:00pm

Cybersecurity Frameworks

2:00-2:45pm

Break (15 min)

2:45-3:00pm

Cybersecurity Risk Management Program and the Description Criteria

3:00-3:15pm

The Business of Cybersecurity

3:15-4:40pm

Summary and Close

4:40-5:00pm

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Technical: Risk management & internal control: Risk identification & assessment, Foundational
  • IT management & assurance: Technical: Information security & privacy, Foundational
  • Assurance: Technical: Audit: Cybersecurity, Foundational
  • Assurance: Technical: Advisory & consulting services: Cybersecurity, Foundational

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