Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate (13.5 hours) – Certificate Program

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This is a Self-Study / On-Demand event. In the event title, "Webcast" indicates the event has a self-paced webcast to view with the materials to complete the self-study. "Download" indicates the user downloads only the materials to complete the self-study.

Fees

Member Fee: $359.00
Nonmember Fee: $449.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None

Description

Clients and organizations are at greater risk for IT and cybersecurity breaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, an effective cybersecurity risk management strategy is essential for business operations in the current environment and for future preparedness.

More than ever, organizations are under pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to prevent, detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events.

Cyberattacks can:

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


Note: This is an on-demand/self-study course offered by a 3rd party vendor and will not be accessible in the CPE Tracker section of the OSCPA website. Course access information will be emailed directly to you by AICPA. The course expires one year from the purchase date.

Designed For

Finance professionals CFOs and business managers Controllers and internal auditors Management and public accountants

Objectives

  • The importance of cybersecurity to you, the accounting and finance professional, and your organization or client
  • What it takes to develop a security mindset to be a trusted adviser and key contributor toward cybersecurity risk management
  • Key cybersecurity terminology to enable you to converse and collaborate with other functional leaders, employees and vendors
  • The impact of digital transformation on cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity threats, attacks, data breach implications, and privacy considerations
  • Security framework(s) and applicable regulations for your organization or client
  • The importance of the AICPA cybersecurity risk management reporting framework
  • Controls to mitigate cybersecurity risks
  • Financial and operational implications of cybersecurity

Major Subjects

  • The importance of cybersecurity, your role and developing a security mindset
  • Cybersecurity and digital transformation
  • Cyberattacks, data breaches and privacy
  • Cybersecurity frameworks and regulations
  • Cybersecurity risk management considerations and controls
  • Operational and financial implications of cybersecurity