Advanced Cybersecurity Awareness in Accounting Webcast [CYBA4]

Aug 12, 2020
Time: 12:30pm - 4:00pm


A&A / Information Technology

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Member: $150.00
Non-member: $225.00

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Discussion Leader:

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James Hodge is currently the Director of Financial Statement Audits at the Department of Treasury's Office of Inspector General where he oversees financial statement audits, performance audits, evaluations, and attestation engagements. Prior to joining the federal government, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Washington Federal Practice (now Guidehouse), advising federal entities on how to solve complex organizational issues, manage risk, and add value in financial and program management, operations improvement, and security and data management.

James is also an adjunct business professor at Howard University, Montgomery College, and University of Maryland Global Campus where he teaches upper-level undergraduate and graduate accounting courses. Additionally, James serves as an instructor for Becker Professional Education and Kaplan Professional. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Government Financial Manager. He received both his undergraduate and graduate business degrees from the University of Dayton.

As an active member of the accounting and auditing community, James has served in numerous leadership roles with the National Association of Black Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Government Accounting and Auditing Update Committee, and the Office of Management and Budget’s Executive Steering Committee on Fraud.

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Website registration for this course closes on August 11, 2020. To register after this date please contact the society at or 907-562-4334.

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Advanced Cybersecurity Awareness in Accounting What You Need to Know Webcast (CYBA4)

August 12th, 2020

For registrations received less than 21 days from the course date will be charged a late fee of $50 for each 8 hour course and $25 for each 4 hour course and $12.50 for each 2 hour course.

Over 9 billion data records have been lost or stolen since 2013. With a frequency of almost 5.5 million records exposed every day, it is no longer a question of whether a firm has been compromised, but more a question of when it will happen. Does your team have the cybersecurity knowledge and auditing skills to prevent or mitigate the next big breach? In this course, participants will learn the basics of cybersecurity awareness and safeguarding sensitive data, how to address cybersecurity threats within a firm, and how to use AICPA best practices to manage and obtain assurance of cybersecurity risks. By its
conclusion, participants will know how to address cybersecurity threats with reasonable assurance in audit engagements.

Major Topics Covered:
- Ransomware
- Identity theft
- Social engineering attacks
- Safeguarding taxpayer data
- Security protections in SOC 3 reports
- AICPAs PCPS Cybersecurity Toolkit
- AICPA Professional Code of Conduct Disclosing Information to a Third-Party Service Provider (1.700.040)
- Relationship of Fraud to Cybersecurity

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
- Explain the cybersecurity threat landscape and its economic costs
- Identify evolving state regulatory and legal rules related to cybersecurity
- Apply the core principles of cybersecurity awareness to limit cybersecurity risk
- Describe the AICPAs cybersecurity risk management framework and CPA responsibilities
- Provide reasonable assurance related to third-party consultants and cloud providers
- Educate the firm and clients on cybersecurity basics, risk management, and best practices

Designed For: CPAs, accountants, and financial professionals within firms that provide audit, tax, financial statement compilation, and/or consulting services or within large companies who consult with IT service organizations.

CPE Credits: 4, Accounting & Auditing / Information Technology

Level of Knowledge: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Web browsing and email experience

Acronym: CYBA4

Discussion Leader: James Hodge