Cybersecurity: What do Accountants Really Need to Know? (Completed)

Date: Monday, April 3, 2023
Instructor: Cory Campbell
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

While the advances in technology create efficiency, the massive amount of sensitive information which is stored online proliferates our risk of a data breach. Our information is increasingly vulnerable and we are in the precarious spot of having our business and personal data exposed— whether we like it or not. However, attempts to regulate activities on the internet through territorial jurisdiction will be problematic because cyberspace and e-commerce are inherently international. What are the implications of this for industry and commerce and what does this mean for the accounting profession?

Who Should Attend
Professionals in public practice, business, government, and education who wish to be knowledgeable about cybersecurity and how more restrictive data laws are being implemented across the United States.

Topics Covered

  • Who runs the internet?
  • What are the vulnerabilities and technological challenges?
  • What is private information?
  • Social Engineering Techniques
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) framework
  • Changing legal landscape in the United States

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how the internet is structured and how it is governed
  • Identify personally identifiable information (PPI)
  • Describe how to interpret legal changes may impact the approach companies take to secure, store, utilize, and retain PPI


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
Basic understanding of accounting and audit standards.

Advance Preparation

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