Cybersecurity Basics

Author: Robert K Minniti

CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

This course is designed for individuals who would like to obtain a basic understanding of cybersecurity. You have probably heard of some of the more common types of cyber crimes such as ransomware, spyware, computer viruses, phishing, denial of service attacks and hacking. This course is designed to familiarize participants who are not IT experts on cybersecurity risks and internal controls. We will cover the material in a plane language, nontechnical manner. We will cover what you need to know, but not how to write the computer programs or code.

Publication Date: April 2019

Designed For
CPAs, CFEs, CMA, CIAs, CFFs, MAFF, CGMAs, CFOs, CEOs, business owners, business managers, internal auditors, external auditors, corporate accountants, government accountants and risk management personnel.

Topics Covered

  • Cybersecurity Terminology
  • Cybersecurity Risks
  • Cybersecurity Frameworks
  • Cybersecurity Internal Controls
  • Additional Cybersecurity Resources

Learning Objectives

  • Identify cybersecurity risks
  • Identify internal controls for cybersecurity
  • Describe cybersecurity terminology and how it applies
  • Differentiate cybercrime and how they occur
  • Identify a popular version of spyware for cell phones
  • Recognize the highest root cause of data breaches
  • Describe the CIS Critical Security Controls for effective cyber defense and how it relates to having an inventory of authorized and unauthorized devices
  • Identify best practices related to cybersecurity
  • Identify the top five cybersecurity threats


Instructional Method

NASBA Field of Study
Accounting (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

Registration Options
Regular Fee $55

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