This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. By using the site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our privacy policy to learn more.


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

  $549.00 - 689.00 |   24 Sep 2019 |   11:00-16:00 |   CPE: 15.5 |   AICPA |   AICPA Store
Develop your fluency in cybersecurity.
Who Will Benefit

Finance professionals without IT or tech experience:

    • CFOs and controllers 
    • Public and management accountants
    • Partners, staff, managers and internal auditors
Key Topics
  • Cybersecurity terminology and digital transformation
  • Attacks and the security mind-set
  • Data breaches and privacy
  • Cybersecurity frameworks including NIST CSF
  • Cybersecurity risk management program and the related description criteria
  • The benefits of investing in cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity service offerings
Learning Objectives
  • Recall key terms related to cybersecurity.
  • Recognize the impact of digital transformation on business and what it takes to have a security mind-set.
  • Recognize the threat landscape and the importance of security to various technologies.
  • Recognize how a data breach occurs and the organizational impact when privacy is compromised.
  • Identify which security framework or frameworks would be most appropriate for your organization or client.
  • Identify the five functions described in the core of the NIST CSF.
  • Recognize the definition and purpose of a cybersecurity risk management program.
  • Recognize the importance of the cybersecurity description criteria within a cybersecurity risk management program.
  • Identify the overall potential opportunities and risks to the organization or client related to 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.

What is your role in cybersecurity?

You’re in the position to look at cybersecurity from a risk management and finance point of view. That means you must speak intelligently on the subject internally and externally. You need to know and ask the appropriate questions. You have to apply the security mind-set to your daily work. And you should understand the potential risks and opportunities for your organization or clients as they develop or evaluate their cybersecurity risk management program.

The benefit of expert insights

Led by Chris Romeo, a cybersecurity expert, the webcasts cover the importance and impact of cybersecurity risks on your organization or firm.

Using aspects of the AICPA's new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework, this program will help you build a foundation toward becoming a strategic business partner. It will help you to:

  • Make sound strategic decisions related to investments in cybersecurity.
  • Understand what your part is in cybersecurity risk as an accounting or finance professional.
  • Convey the value of a cybersecurity risk management program.
  • Identify cybersecurity risk management opportunities to hand off to cybersecurity specialists.

How to earn your certificate

This interactive learning program is a three-part webcast series. To earn your certificate, purchase a series bundle that works with your schedule and attend all three webcasts.

Learn more about all of the cybersecurity certificates.

Digital badges: Your professional distinction

After you complete the three-part webcast series, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge.

Proudly display it anywhere on the internet – a personal blog, a social site like LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, Open Badges, a bio page on a company website or your email signature.

The certificate is also available in the following formats:

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
  • Management accounting: Technical: Risk management & internal control: Cybersecurity, Foundational


You may also be interested in: