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SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate - Webcast
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Auditing
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Video Webcast: 16.0
Cybersecurity threats are escalating resulting in increased pressure for organizations to demonstrate that they have effective controls in place to detect, respond to and recover from cyber-attacks. During this two-day webcast, learn how to perform SOC for Cybersecurity attestation examinations using the AICPA's new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework.
August 5- 6 series:

SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate - Day 1

August 5, 2019
10:30am-6pm ET

SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate - Day 2

August 6, 2019
10am-6pm ET
September 11 - 12 series:

SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate - Day 1

September 11, 2019
10:30am-6pm ET

SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate - Day 2

September 12, 2019
10am-6pm ET

Free eBook with purchase!

Reporting on an Entity's Cybersecurity Risk Management Program and Controls - Attestation Guide is free ($89 value) and will automatically be added to your cart and My Account when you purchase this certificate. Created by the AICPA, this authoritative guide provides interpretive guidance to enable CPAs to examine and report on an entity's cybersecurity risk management program and controls within that program. The guide delivers a framework which has been designed to provide stakeholders with useful, credible information about the effectiveness of an entity's cybersecurity efforts.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the AICPA's Cybersecurity Risk Management reporting framework and how it may be used by organizations and practitioners to evaluate controls and communicate certain cybersecurity information to interested parties.
  • Analyze the components of an organization's cybersecurity risk management program.
  • Recognize the performance and reporting requirements of a SOC for Cybersecurity examination.

Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving the boards of directors, managers, investors and other stakeholders of organizations of all sizes—whether public or private. Organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events.

To meet this need, we have introduced SOC for Cybersecurity, a solution that builds upon the profession's experience in auditing system and organization controls. For clients whose cybersecurity risk management programs are mature, an independent CPA can perform an examination, in which the CPA expresses an opinion on the client's description of its cybersecurity risk management program and an opinion on the effectiveness of the controls within that program.

This webcast will enable you to understand how to perform SOC for Cybersecurity attestation examinations using the AICPA's new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework. Earn this certificate and be among the first to showcase your knowledge about the AICPA's profession-wide approach to cybersecurity.

This two-day webcast covers:

Day One

  • Overview of SOC Suite of Services
  • Overview of a Cybersecurity Risk Management Program
  • Overview of Description Criteria
  • Overview of Control Criteria

Day Two

  • Accepting & Planning a Cybersecurity Examination
  • Performing a Cybersecurity Examination
  • Forming the Opinion & Preparing the Practitioner's Report

Upon completing the webcast, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge to be proudly displayed anywhere on the internet—a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla Open Badges, a biographical page on a company website or an online resume.

Learning for Trust Services Criteria and Description Criteria

The content within this certificate program references the trust services criteria and description criteria. If you need guidance and examples, then consider purchasing Walkthrough of the Trust Services Criteria and Walkthrough of the Description Criteria.

The certificate is also available in the following formats:

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Speaker bio

Tony Chapman, CPA, CITP

Tony is a partner and the leader of Withum's System and Organization Controls (SOC) Practice. He has more than 25 years of experience and is one of our Firm's leading internal control assessment specialists. Tony is among the small group of professionals in the United States designated as a SOC 1® and SOC 2® specialist by the Oversight Task Force of the AICPA Peer Review Board. He is also a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). Tony concentrates his practice in the areas of System and Organization Controls consulting and auditing. He has extensive experience within a variety of industries including finance and banking, technology, unified communications, third party administration, healthcare and government programs on international, national and regional levels, and he has developed extensive expertise in assessing internal accounting control design and effectiveness. He has presented the first SOC for Cyber Certification Course for the AICPA.

A graduate of the Luben School of Business of Pace University, Tony became a partner in the firm in 1994. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey.

Anurag Sharma, CISA, CRISC, CISSP

Anurag is a Principal of the Firm's Cybersecurity practice and System and Organization Controls (SOC) practice based out of our Princeton, NJ office. Anurag is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC). He is also designated as a SOC 1® and SOC 2® specialist by the Oversight Task Force of the AICPA Peer Review Board. He developed and presented the first SOC for Cyber Certification Course for the AICPA.

Anurag has over 19 years of experience and is one of Withum's leading Cybersecurity specialists. His areas of expertise include Cybersecurity Assessments (NIST Cybersecurity Framework), SOC Suite of Services (SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC for Cybersecurity), Corporate Governance, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance and ISO/IEC 27001 Consulting.

Anurag has contributed a number of articles on IT audits focused on the small and medium businesses (SMB) and is a regular speaker on Cybersecurity and SOC related topics at PICPA, NJCPA, CTCPA and Withum's client seminars.

He is a graduate of Symbiosis Center for Management & Human Resource Development (India), where he received his Master of Business Administration degree in Information Systems. Anurag is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and International Information systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

Scott Mahoney, CISA, CRISC

Scott Mahoney is a senior manager with more than 17 years of experience, focusing on information technology risk and control matters. This includes SOC 1 and SOC 2 reporting, risk assessments, SOX 404 testing and internal audit co-sourcing. Scott is a member of Withum's SOC Services and Cybersecurity and Information Security Services teams working primarily in the financial services, technology, insurance, professional services and manufacturing industries. Additionally, Scott was a member of the first Education Program for System and Organizational Controls (SOC) for Cybersecurity. In addition to being an attendee, Scott wrote and presented on "Reporting on an Entities Cybersecurity Risk Management Program and Controls" to cybersecurity professionals. The SOC for Cybersecurity Education Program is the first of its kind and Scott was one of the first four individuals certified in SOC for Cybersecurity.

Scott is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). He is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received his Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting Information Systems from Bentley University.

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CPE credits
Video Webcast
: 16.0
NASBA Field of Study
Auditing
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Familiarity with the cybersecurity description criteria and the trust services criteria
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
Group Internet Based
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