Cybersecurity: Identifying the Risks


CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $58 | Nonmember: $78

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You will have up to 90 days after the date of purchase to complete the course and take the exam.


If you attended Navigating the Cybersecurity Storm: Leveraging Technology on May 18, 2016, this course is considered a duplicate. The State Board of Accountancy will not accept credits for the same course twice. Learn to navigate the stormy seas of cybersecurity including insurance, attorneys, security, and compliance, as well as how to leverage technology to improve your company's chances of avoiding a breach.

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Hear Paul Borchardt cover the following:

  • Hackers: Means, motives, and methods
  • Threats and impacts specific to CPAs
  • Strategies to mitigate the risk of being hacked
  • What to do in the event of a breach


Paul Borchardt
IronGate Cyber Risk, LLC

Paul has thirty years’ experience in Information Technology, with twenty years directly in Information Security. He has successfully build and lead Information Security and Risk Management functions in fast-paced, highly regulated, highly audited, multi-client environments. Comfortable in both the board room and the datacenter, Paul brings a strong technical background and an exceptional business sense that combined, deliver balanced results addressing business requirements, regulatory demands, and risk mitigation.

Paul is the owner and principal of IronGate Cyber Risk, LLC. Founded in October 2015, IronGate provides interim and part-time CISO services, cyber advisory services, and Information Security education and awareness training.

Previously, Paul provided information security consulting services to clients in the financial services, life sciences, and telecommunications/media segments, most recently as a Senior Manager with Deloitte and Touché and before its acquisition by Deloitte in 2013, as a Vice President with Vigilant LLC. His activities have included C-suite/boardroom education and advisory, threat profiling, risk assessments, program/technology assessments, strategic planning, governance models, and operating models.

Prior to consulting, Paul was the Americas Chief Information Security Officer with BNP Paribas. Responsible for the Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management, and Security Services business lines of this global financial leader. Paul’s skills and diplomacy were paramount to bringing cost-effective, risk appropriate solutions that balanced the competing demands of protecting the Bank’s assets while facilitating business and technical innovation. Paul was hired to establish the Information Security organization and successfully built the function from the ground-up into one recognized as “Best of Breed” and emulated throughout the Bank.

Prior to his CISO role, Paul was Head of Networks and Information Security for CooperNeff Advisors (a BNP Paribas subsidiary) where he developed security strategies to protect intellectual property and trade secrets from internal and external threats. Additionally, he managed the global networking team and successfully proposed, developed, built the disaster recovery/resiliency program. Paul’s professional career began at Villanova University where, he provided Systems and Network Engineering design and support across multiple platforms and architectures.

Paul holds a Master of Science and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Villanova University and maintains a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) Certification.

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