Cybersecurity Practical Applications Certificate Program

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Overview

12.0 Credits
ONLINE

In your role as an accounting professional, you will likely be involved in assessing and mitigating cybersecurity risk, and determining what will be done in the event of a cybersecurity breach.

Through this engaging certificate program, you will learn:

  • Common cybersecurity risks and how to minimize those risks;
  • Good cyber hygiene at the organizational and personal level;
  • Available cybersecurity related services;
  • Business events that trigger cybersecurity considerations;
  • Proactive responses in the event of a cyberattack;
  • Considerations for assessing the effectiveness of a cybersecurity risk management program;
  • Cybersecurity best practices in today's business environment.
  • Empower yourself to implement a sound cybersecurity risk management program that will help your organization avoid cyberattacks and recover quickly when they do occur.

Objectives

  • Formulate key concepts and skills to build upon a solid audit foundation specifically related to employee benefit plans, including defined contribution retirement plans (DC plans), defined benefit pension plans (DB plans), and health and welfare plans (H&W plans.)
  • Evaluate advanced plan-specific audit circumstances.
  • Interpret advanced EBP audit concepts through a mock plan-specific audit.
  • Interpret regulatory requirements and professional standards related to engagement acceptance, planning, and quality control for employee benefit plan audits.
  • Assess the control environment of employee benefit plans, including the portion of the control environment at a service organization, through analytics, inquiry, and observation.
  • Assess presentation and disclosure requirements in accordance with GAAP for employee benefit plans.

Major Topics

  • Determine how to prevent and respond to common cyber threats
  • Identify tools and processes for good cyber hygiene.
  • Identify the key elements of a cybersecurity risk management program (CRMP).
  • Select the appropriate services needed by your organization or client to prevent and respond to common cyber threats
  • identify cybersecurity best practices

Designed For

Accounting and finance professionals who actively participate in their organization's risk management, budgeting, or strategy-setting activities.

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