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SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate Logo aicpa

  $799.00 - 999.00 |   11 Sep 2019 |   10:30-18:00 |   CPE: 16.0 |   AICPA |   Auditing |   AICPA Store
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the AICPA's Cybersecurity Risk Management reporting framework and how it may be used by organizations and practitioners to evaluate controls and communicate certain cybersecurity information to interested parties.
  • Analyze the components of an organization's cybersecurity risk management program.
  • Recognize the performance and reporting requirements of a SOC for Cybersecurity examination.

Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving the boards of directors, managers, investors and other stakeholders of organizations of all sizes—whether public or private. 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.

To meet this need, we have introduced SOC for Cybersecurity, a solution that builds upon the profession's experience in auditing system and organization controls. For clients whose cybersecurity risk management programs are mature, an independent CPA can perform an examination, in which the CPA expresses an opinion on the client's description of its cybersecurity risk management program and an opinion on the effectiveness of the controls within that program.

This webcast will enable you to understand how to perform SOC for Cybersecurity attestation examinations using the AICPA's new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework. Earn this certificate and be among the first to showcase your knowledge about the AICPA's profession-wide approach to cybersecurity.

This two-day webcast covers:

Day One

  • Overview of SOC Suite of Services
  • Overview of a Cybersecurity Risk Management Program
  • Overview of Description Criteria
  • Overview of Control Criteria

Day Two

  • Accepting & Planning a Cybersecurity Examination
  • Performing a Cybersecurity Examination
  • Forming the Opinion & Preparing the Practitioner's Report

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

Learning for Trust Services Criteria and Description Criteria

The content within this certificate program references the trust services criteria and description criteria. If you need guidance and examples, then consider purchasing Walkthrough of the Trust Services Criteria and Walkthrough of the Description Criteria.

The certificate is also available in the following formats:

Topics covered:
  • Assurance: Technical: Attestation: Service organizations, Intermediate
  • Assurance: Technical: Attestation: Cybersecurity, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: Technical: Risk management & internal control: Cybersecurity, Intermediate