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Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Cybersecurity Awareness and Assurance (CYBA4)

NEW! 4-Hour Program (Great industry course)

WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE?

Over 9 billion data records have been lost or stolen since 2013. With a frequency of almost 5.5 million records exposed every day, it is no longer a question of whether your firm has been compromised, but more a question of when it will happen. Are you ready? Do you have the cybersecurity knowledge and auditing skills to prevent or mitigate the next big breach?

In this course, you will learn the basics of cybersecurity awareness and safeguarding sensitive data, how to address cybersecurity threats within your firm, and how to use AICPA best practices to manage and obtain assurance of cybersecurity risks. By its conclusion, you will know how to address cybersecurity threats with reasonable assurance in audit engagements.

DESIGNED FOR...

• CPAs within firms that provide audit, tax, financial statement compilation, and/or consulting services
• CPAs within large companies who consult with IT service organizations

OBJECTIVE

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the cybersecurity threat landscape and its economic costs
  • Identify state regulatory and legal rules related to cybersecurity
  • Apply the core principles of cybersecurity awareness to limit cybersecurity risk
  • Describe the AICPA’s cybersecurity risk management framework and CPA responsibilities
  • Provide reasonable assurance related to third-party consultants and cloud providers
  • Educate the firm and clients on cybersecurity basics, risk management, and best practices

MAJOR SUBJECTS

  • Ransomware
  • Identity theft
  • Social engineering attacks
  • Safeguarding taxpayer data
  • Security protections in SOC 3® reports
  • AICPA’s PCPS Cybersecurity Toolkit
  • AICPA Professional Code of Conduct Disclosing Information to a Third-Party Service Provider (1.700.040)

COURSE ACRONYM: CYBA4

PRESENTATION METHOD: Group-live

LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Intermediate

PREREQUISITES:

  • Web browsing and email experience

ADVANCE PREPARATION: None

FIELD OF STUDY: Information Technology

RECOMMENDED CPE CREDIT: 4 hours


NOTE: This course is available as a 4-hour and 2-hour program:

• Cybersecurity Awareness and Assurance (CYBA4)
• Cybersecurity Awareness and Assurance (CYBA2)


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SmartPros®, A Kaplan Company and Loscalzo Institute, A Kaplan Company are registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.