Cybersecurity for Tax Professionals (Completed)

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Instructor: Robert K Minniti
Begin Time:  12:00pm Pacific Time
1:00pm Mountain Time
2:00pm Central Time
3:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC

The IRS has recently updated its guidelines for data and cyber security placing new responsibility for the security of taxpayer’s personal information on tax preparers. This course is designed for tax professionals who collect and store client’s personal information, who would like to obtain an understanding of data and cybersecurity. You have probably heard of some of the more common types of cyber crimes such as ransomware, spyware, computer viruses, phishing, vishing, spoofing, data breaches, denial of service attacks, hacking, etc. This course is designed to familiarize tax professionals who are not information technology (IT) experts on data breach and cybersecurity risks and internal controls. We will review the IRS recommendations for securing taxpayer information. We will cover the material in a plain language, nontechnical manner. We will cover what you need to know, but not how to write the computer programs or code.

Who Should Attend
CPAs, CFEs, CMA, CIAs, CFFs, MAFF, CGMAs, CFOs, CEOs, EAs, and others who prepare taxes or obtain and manage taxpayer information.

Topics Covered

  • Basic understanding of cybersecurity
  • Familiarize tax professionals who are not information technology (IT) experts on cybersecurity risks and internal controls
  • IRS recommendations for securing taxpayer information
  • What you need to know, but not how to write the computer programs or code

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how criminals commit acts of cyber fraud
  • Identify cybersecurity internal controls that will protect your company from cyber criminals
  • Identify the IRS cybersecurity recommendations for tax professionals

Level
Basic

Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
None

Advance Preparation
None

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