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CPE Self-Study

Cybersecurity Readiness Assessments

  • $99.00-$129.00
    Cybersecurity Readiness Assessments Availability : Online Access Product #: 166130
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    Non-Member: $129.00
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Keep abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends!

Cyber threats come in all shapes, sizes, complexity and are ever-evolving. Attacks are causing great financial loss and serious damage to companies. It is essential for organizations to establish a baseline for identify critical components that must be incorporated into any cybersecurity risk management approach.

In this CPE course, you will learn how to keep abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends, manage risks and ensure clients have a sound risk management program to safeguard their organization. Cybersecurity yields potential business opportunities for a firm to better serve its clients. Once a baseline has been established in the Cybersecurity Risk Management Program Essentials course, firms can take these competencies and conduct readiness assessments for their clients through consulting or advisory services.

Learning Objectives

When you complete this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Apply knowledge of an effective cybersecurity risk management program to analyze a client's program and conduct a readiness assessment.
  • Differentiate the various frameworks available (e.g., NIST, ISO, TSC, and/or hybrid) and apply which is better as well as when/how to use it.
  • Apply tests to client's cybersecurity controls and other risk management activities based on existing frameworks
  • Identify client recommendations for improvements based on readiness/assessment procedures.

Key Topics

  • Cybersecurity risks to businesses and firms
  • Different cybersecurity controls frameworks (i.e., NIST, ISO, TSC, etc.)
  • Elements of a cybersecurity risk management
  • Internal controls and other risk management activities

Who Will Benefit?

  • Firm practitioners performing consulting or advisory services

This course was formerly titled "Cybersecurity Advisory Engagements: What You Need to Know".

System Requirements

About the Authors

Mark Burnette, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, QSA

Mark Burnette is a shareholder in the Risk Services division of LBMC Information Security, LLC. Burnette directs the firm's resources to craft security solutions that mitigate risks in a way that is relevant, practical, and actionable in an organization's environment. He believes that security must begin with a holistic assessment of risk, and with 17 plus years of experience in leading and transforming information security functions, he understands the full range of business, operational, and technology risks that organizations face.

About the Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.