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CPE Self-Study
Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate
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NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Information Technology
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Online: 13.5
This certificate program will cover several cybersecurity topics to help you gain an understanding of the importance and impact of cybersecurity risks on your organization or client, including an introduction to AICPA's cybersecurity risk management reporting framework.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • Finance professionals
  • CFOs and business managers
  • Controllers and internal auditors
  • Management and public accountants

Key Topics

  • The importance of cybersecurity, your role and developing a security mindset
  • Cybersecurity and digital transformation
  • Cyberattacks, data breaches and privacy
  • Cybersecurity frameworks and regulations
  • Cybersecurity risk management considerations and controls
  • Operational and financial implications of cybersecurity

Learning Objectives

    This certificate program will prepare you to recognize:

  • The importance of cybersecurity to you, the accounting and finance professional, and your organization or client.
  • What it takes to develop a security mindset to be a trusted adviser and key contributor toward cybersecurity risk management.
  • Key cybersecurity terminology to enable you to converse and collaborate with other functional leaders, employees, and vendors.
  • The impact of digital transformation on cybersecurity.
  • Cybersecurity threats, attacks, data breach implications, and privacy considerations.
  • Security framework(s) and applicable regulations for your organization or client.
  • The importance of the AICPA cybersecurity risk management reporting framework.
  • Controls to mitigate cybersecurity risks.
  • Financial and operational implications of cybersecurity.

How will this product help you with the work on your desk?

  • As a finance professional, you have an important role to play as a trusted advisor in cybersecurity risk management. Understanding the key risks and controls can help prevent and mitigate against cyberattacks.

Why is cybersecurity important right now?

Clients and organizations are at greater risk for IT and cybersecurity breaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, an effective cybersecurity risk management strategy is essential for business operations in the current environment and for future preparedness.

More than ever, organizations are under pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to prevent, detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events. Cyberattacks can:

  • Disrupt businesses
  • Result in financial losses
  • Destroy an organization's reputation

What is your role?

You must be able to:

  • Speak intelligently on the subject internally and externally.
  • Learn the terminology and key considerations related to cybersecurity to collaborate with others in your organization or client.
  • Apply a security mindset to your daily work.
  • Obtain an understanding of the potential risks and opportunities for your organization or client as they develop or evaluate their cybersecurity risk management program.

What do we offer?

This CPE certificate program covers several cybersecurity topics to help you acquire these skills and gain an understanding of the importance and impact of cybersecurity risks on your organization or client, including an introduction to AICPA's cybersecurity risk management reporting framework. This knowledge is indispensable in today's global, digital landscape ofpersistent and increasing cybercrime, and now more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What can you do?

Advance your career with this certificate and earn CPE credit. After completing the certificate course, you will receive a digital badge that can easily be shared with your professional network.

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Author(s)

Joyce Shen

Joyce Shen

Joyce is currently the investment director and operating partner at Tenfore Holding leading enterprise software and big data investments. Outside Tenfore, Joyce is a faculty of data science at UC Berkeley. Joyce was previously the global managing director of emerging technologies and venture investments in the CTO office at Thomson Reuters where she built and led global emerging tech partnerships program and the emerging technology venture fund. During her tenure, she led new product innovations in fintech, IoT, and emerging data solutions, established the global blockchain program, and made eleven early-stage investments.

Before Thomson Reuters, Joyce was the founding global CFO of IBM Cloud Platform managing $1B P&L. She also spent several years in IBM Corporate Development leading acquisitions and divestitures exceeding $6B in total transaction value.

Joyce received her undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Chicago.

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.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 13.5
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
CSFD
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