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Cyber Security & Regulations - Challenges to the Accounting Practice (ACCSR09)

Date:Monday, December 18, 2017
Time:10:00AM - 11:41AM
(Registration at 9:30 AM)
Facility:Webcast or Webinar, Online
CPE Credit:2.0 Technical Business
Instructors: Darren Faye Douglas Ruml
Course Level:Basic
Early Bird Price:$79.00 FICPA Members, $109.00 Non-Members


The vulnerabilities of information technology (IT) have spawned a proliferation of Privacy statutes that create new exposures and obligations to all organizations. This Course addresses the SEC (US Securities & Exchange Commission) views regarding disclosure obligations of Public companies and how they apply to accountants. It provides practical steps accounting firms can follow to identify cyber risks, measure exposures, improve information security while mitigating and and transferring risk.


  • judging the potential costs to a company of a successful cyber-attack 

  • loss of intellectual property

  • breach of customer data privacy

  • service and business interruptions

  • damage to physical infrastructure (e.g. corrupted servers)

  • loss of brand value

  • response costs

  • loss of stock market value

  • regulatory inquiries

  • class action litigation

  • management distraction

    Major Topics:

  • scope of cyber (IT) security issues as they apply to Accounting Practices

  • SEC views regarding disclosure

  • what is cyber security

  • how it affects you and your clients

  • why you should care about it and your responsibilities

  • cyber threats to your business and you

  • cyber attacks (phishing and hacking) and their impacts

  • managing and mitigating the impacts

    Who Should Attend:
    *accountants, *accounting firms, *their employees and *others working for financial service organizations.


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