Exploring Cybersecurity Toolkit
The Exploring Cybersecurity Toolkit provides a collection of learning resources, staff training tools and other means to use with clients to assess their needs for cybersecurity capabilities.

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The PCPS Exploring Cybersecurity Toolkit provides learning resources and staff training tools which can assist firms in assessing their own cybersecurity position, as well as that of their clients. Together, these tools will provide insight on your firm's cybersecurity strengths and opportunities for improvement, in addition to helping your firm analyze your service opportunities with clients. Learn more about PCPS at aicpa.org/pcps. The toolkit includes the following resources:

Understanding Cybersecurity

  • A CPA's Introduction to Cybersecurity—Start here to learn about basic cybersecurity considerations. What is it? What are the threats to your firm and your clients?
  • Learning Matrix—Cybersecurity is comprised of numerous facets. Use this matrix to learn more about key areas and resources available for further research.
  • Service Opportunity Grid—Consider what additional service opportunities your firm may want to offer and learn about key considerations for each opportunity.
  • Cybersecurity PowerPoints—Train your staff on basic cybersecurity knowledge and explain to clients or prospective clients the importance of cybersecurity to their organization.
  • Client FAQs—Add your branding to this FAQ and teach your clients more about cybersecurity and why it matters to them.

Implementation Considerations

  • Service Implementation Checklist—Use this step-by-step guidance to setup your firm's cybersecurity services.
  • Client Assessment Template—Let this template guide your conversations with clients about their cybersecurity needs and discover new service opportunities.
  • Client Communication Template—Introduce your clients to your new cybersecurity service offerings and open the door for further discussions.


  • SOC for Cybersecurity: Engagement Overview—Learn more about the SOC for Cybersecurity engagement and its components

Key Features & Benefits

  • Staff training tools
  • Cybersecurity advisory services implementation checklist
  • Templates to assess client needs

Who Will Benefit?

  • Firms interested in identifying and protecting themselves against cyber threats
  • Firms that perform or are interested in performing cybersecurity engagements


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