An Introduction to Cybersecurity for CPAs


This course will be an overview of:

  • Overview of current cybersecurity threats and how to mitigate data breach risk
  • SEC guidance on cybersecurity risk, and responses of other professional standard setters
  • Overview of Trust Services Criteria
  • Guidance for performing and reporting on cybersecurity risk management program attestation and consulting engagements

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss the most common email threats and protections.
  • Describe ways to protect the confidentiality and privacy of client information while providing professional services.
  • Explain resources available to any entity for designing and implementing a cybersecurity risk management program.
  • Discuss services that a CPA may provide to clients to assist with the client's cybersecurity risk management efforts.
Instructor Jennifer F. Louis

Instructor bio

Jennifer has more than 25 years of experience in designing high-quality training programs in a variety of technical and “soft-skills” topics necessary for professional and organizational success. In 2003, she founded Emergent Solutions Group, LLC, where she focuses on designing and delivering practical and engaging accounting and auditing training. Jennifer started her career in audit for Deloitte & Touche. She graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with a B.B.A. in Accounting.

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