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Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate Logo aicpa

  $549.00 - 689.00 |   CPE: 15.5 |   AICPA |   Oct 2017 |   Specialized Knowledge and Applications |   AICPA Store
Understand cybersecurity—and be part of the solution.
Who Will Benefit?
  • Finance professionals
  • CFOs and business managers
  • Controllers and internal auditors
  • Management and public accountants
Key Topics
  • Cybersecurity terminology and digital transformation
  • Attacks and the security mindset
  • Data breaches and privacy
  • Cybersecurity frameworks including NIST CSF
  • Elements of a cybersecurity risk management program
  • Benefits of investing in cybersecurity
  • Options for cybersecurity service offerings
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the impact of digital transformation on business.
  • Recognize key cybersecurity terms and what it takes to have a security mindset.
  • Recognize the threat landscape and the importance of security to various technologies.
  • Recognize how a data breach occurs and the organizational impact.
  • Recognize the impact to the organization when privacy is compromised.
  • Recognize the definition and purpose of a cybersecurity risk management program and description criteria.
  • Identify which security framework(s) would be best for your organization or client.
  • Identify the five functions described in the core of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).

The threats from cyber-attacks are real, and can:

  • Disrupt businesses
  • Result in financial losses
  • Destroy an organization's reputation

In fact, cybercrime damage costs are expected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021. Organizations are under pressure to show that they have effective processes in place to detect, mitigate, and recover from cybersecurity events.

This certificate course gives you a foundation in cybersecurity so you can provide valuable leadership within your organization—or with your clients.

What do you need to know about cybersecurity?

You don't have to become an IT expert. But, you do need to be able to speak intelligently and:

  • understand key elements of the AICPA's cybersecurity risk management reporting framework;
  • learn the terminology and the right questions to ask;
  • understand the potential risks and opportunities for your organization or clients;
  • help advise on investments in cybersecurity or identify roles for cybersecurity specialists; and,
  • apply a security mindset to your daily work.
Gain expertise—and show it with a digital badge

As cybercrime threats grow, it's essential for financial professionals to understanding what the risks are and how mitigate or manage them. This interactive, self-paced certificate program, authored by cybersecurity expert Chris Romeo, will help you acquire these skills so you can add value to your organization, create opportunities for your career growth, and consider exploring cybersecurity advisory as a specialization for yourself or your firm.

Topics include:

Upon completing the learning, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge to be proudly displayed anywhere on the internet–a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla Open Badges, a biographical page on a company website, or an online resume.

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


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