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Cybersecurity 101 for CPAs

  • 09/15/2021
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Webinar - CPA Crossings


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This course provides an overview of cybersecurity from the CPA perspective. We will discuss the components of an IT environment that need to be considered in audits - e.g. network, operating systems, database, and application layers. Additionally, we will discuss an overview of cybersecurity frameworks under the influence of the AICPA and/or ISACA - e.g. SOC2, COBIT, COSO, SOX IT controls, etc. and key cybersecurity controls.

This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives:

  • After attending this presentation you will be able to...
    • Have a general understanding of the components that reside in typical IT infrastructure
    • Have a general understanding of the cybersecurity controls that are applied to specific components within IT infrastructure
    • Understand common cybersecurity frameworks that are used within the industry to establish baselines for cybersecurity controls, and validate effectiveness
Program Content:

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • The typical IT architecture and technology components that reside in an IT environment
  • Specific cybersecurity controls that are applied at each layer within an IT environment
  • An overview of common cybersecurity frameworks used within the industry to establish and assess cybersecurity controls

Designed for: Anyone who is interested in understanding IT infrastructure, cybersecurity frameworks and controls.

Level: Basic

Instructor: Petrina Youhan, CPA, CISSP/Dr. Kenneth W. Cooper, DCS, CISSP

Developer: DataPoint Solutions Consulting, LLC

CPE Credits: 2

Area of Study: Information Technology

Prerequisite: None

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