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Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate Program Logo aicpa

  $1,699.00 |   CPE: 15.5-30.0 |   AICPA |   21 Jun 2018 |   Computer Science |   AICPA Store
Who Will Benefit?
  • Practitioners who are interested in providing cybersecurity advisory services and want to build their competencies in and understanding of these types of services. Likely participants may already have SOC for service organizations practices and are looking to expand into cybersecurity. Participants must have either IT expertise or access to IT professionals who possess the skills to perform this work.
  • CPAs in public accounting firms who are providing non-consulting and advisory services for clients of the firms (e.g. tax or A&A services) and need to be able to intelligently convey the value of a cybersecurity risk management program to their clients (to then hand off to the cybersecurity specialist within the firm).
  • Management accountants and internal auditors who want to understand the types of services available to their organizations related to the management of cybersecurity risks
Key Topics
  • Cybersecurity risk management program overview
  • Cybersecurity advisory service opportunities
  • Cybersecurity examination services versus advisory services
  • Cybersecurity frameworks, including the AICPA cybersecurity risk management program reporting framework
  • Drivers for cybersecurity advisory needs
  • Gap analysis and risk assessment
  • Common cybersecurity advisory services, such as SOC for Cybersecurity readiness assessments and penetration testing
  • Tools to effectively perform advisory services including qualifications and certifications, backgrounds and expertise, and other resources you would need to market and deliver in a quality manner
Learning Objectives
  • Articulate the nature and types of cybersecurity advisory services that can be performed.
  • Identify key considerations of each of those advisory services.
  • Recognize what one would need to effectively perform advisory services.

This certificate program can be purchased individually or in a bundle with the SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate Program. Bundle and save by selecting the online bundle format above.

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.

Cybersecurity yields potential business opportunities for a firm to better serve its clients. As a trusted business advisor, firm practitioners can provide advisory services that help companies spot cybersecurity weaknesses, identify potential risks and offer advice on how to safeguard information and systems. Learn how you can help your clients navigate threats by becoming a trusted business advisor for their organization's cybersecurity risk management programs.

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.

Learning for Trust Services Criteria and Description Criteria

The content within these certificate programs reference 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.

Free eBook with purchase!

Reporting on an Entity's Cybersecurity Risk Management Program and Controls - Attestation Guide is free ($89 value) and will automatically be added to your cart and My Account when you purchase this certificate. Created by the AICPA, this authoritative guide provides interpretive guidance to enable CPAs to examine and report on an entity's cybersecurity risk management program and controls within that program. The guide delivers a framework which has been designed to provide stakeholders with useful, credible information about the effectiveness of an entity's cybersecurity efforts.

This course is also offered as a live event. The AICPA has chosen Fast Lane as their partner to offer premier professional development training in a live learning format from trusted experts. Explore numerous dates and locations.

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