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K2's Current Tech Crimes - Ripped from the Headlines Webinar


April 15
11:00 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $75 | Nonmember: $101

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Fundamental knowledge of hardware, software, and technology trends


List at least three major security incidents reported in the headlines in the last two years, and explain at least one major control design or operation flaws which allowed the hack to occurDefine the three factors used to authenticate someone to a system and explain why two-factor authentication is preferable to one-factor authenticationExplain why home-grade computer hardware and applications are inherently less secure than business and enterprise grade hardware and applicationsList at least three best practices learned as a result of reviewing the incidents cited in the case studies


Security is a top concern for CPAs. Yet many hacks result from organizations not implementing effective internal controls over information technology. Master critical IT-related controls using new case studies; all new for 2020. We'll examine real-world breaches and security failures. You'll better understand how to protect your company and data. In this fast-paced session we'll cover IT-related controls you can use to prevent computer crimes, including identity and information theft, tax refund fraud, and more!


Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., CPA.CITP

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting,Auburn University
    • Master of Science, Major in Finance (emphasis in Corporate Finance), Georgia State University
    • Twenty-five Years of Public Accounting Experience, Five Years of Corporate Internal Auditing Experience, Four Years of Corporate and Cost Accounting Experience
    • Nineteen Years of Experience as a Continuing Professional Education Discussion Leader
    • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants; Past Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors
    • To Date, Has Presented Over 1,800 Continuing Education Sessions to Over 55,000 Participants

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