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Cybersecurity Advisory Services: Readiness Assessment Deep Dive Logo aicpa

  $95.00 - 115.00 |   CPE: 4.0 |   AICPA |   May 2020 |   Computer Science |   AICPA Store
Who Will Benefit?
  • Accounting and finance professionals who actively participate in their organization's risk management, budgeting, or strategy-setting activities.
Key Topics
  • Cybersecurity risks to businesses and firms
  • Different cybersecurity controls frameworks (i.e., NIST, ISO, TSC, etc.)
  • Components of a cybersecurity risk management program
  • Internal controls and other risk management activities
  • Client recommendations in a readiness assessment
Learning Objectives
  • Apply knowledge of an effective cybersecurity risk management program to analyze an entity's program and conduct a readiness assessment.
  • Differentiate the various frameworks available (e.g., NIST, ISO, TSC, or combination thereof), considering when and how to use each framework, including pros and cons of each.
  • Apply tests to an entity's cybersecurity controls and other risk management activities based on existing frameworks.
  • Identify recommendations for improvements based on procedures performed.
  • Recognize the client service opportunities and risks in providing advisory services in the cybersecurity space.
How will this product help you with the work on your desk?
  • Work more efficiently knowing that you have adequate cybersecurity defenses.
  • Learn to identify potential cyber threats before they impact your daily activities.
  • Recover from data breaches or other cyberattacks more quickly.

Cybersecurity readiness assessment opportunities are knocking!

Cybersecurity yields potential business opportunities for a firm to better serve its clients. Cyber threats come in all shapes, sizes, complexity and are ever-evolving. Attacks are causing great financial loss and serious damage to companies.

What can I do?

It is essential for organizations to establish a baseline for identifying critical components that must be incorporated into any cybersecurity risk management approach. You will learn how to keep abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends, manage risks, and ensure that clients have a sound risk management program to safeguard their organization.

As an organization prepare for a readiness assessment. As a firm, perform readiness assessments for your clients through consulting or advisory services.

Topics covered:
  • Assurance: Technical: Advisory & consulting services: Cybersecurity, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: Technical: Risk management & internal control: Cybersecurity, Intermediate