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Cybersecurity for CPAs

As CPAs and business environments evolve, technology will be a strong force that continues to drive many decisions. Read more on cybersecurity and how it relates to you.

Cyber Attacks Are All Around Us
June 5, 2019 | CPA Now
“Hi, can you do me a favor?” Have you received one of these fake messages on your phone or in your email inbox yet? If not, you will. Cyberattacks can come in many forms, and they are targeting more and more individuals with the hope of gaining access to that individual’s larger network.

Cybersecurity for Benefit Plan Sponsors and Auditors

May 30, 2019 | CPA Now
Employee benefit plans are ripe with information that may be vulnerable to a data breach. Protecting plan information is often overlooked by plan sponsors when devising their cybersecurity strategies. However, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Section 404 requires benefit plan sponsors and other fiduciaries to administer plans with the “care, skill, prudence, and diligence under the circumstances that a prudent person acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters would use.” 

Cybersecurity Opportunities for CPA Firms
April 24, 2019 | Pennsylvania CPA Journal
It is mind-boggling to think what the future of technology holds, but the ever-present challenge is how to manage the relentless threats from cybersecurity intrusions. Cyberattacks are ranked as the top global risk to business leaders in advanced economies, and the takedown of a single cloud provider could cause $50 billion to $120 billion in economic damage.

Susan Jarvis, CPA, shares her experience with her company's data breach at PICPA's 8th Annual Breakfast Q&A with IRS liaison Richard Furlong and Federal & PA Tax Update.

Cybersecurity Certificates

Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate >

Develop your fluency and gain the confidence to make sound strategic decisions regarding cybersecurity risk and learn what you should be doing as a non-IT professional, to help protect your clients and your organization from cyber threats.

CPE Credits: 15.5

SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate >

Help your clients navigate threats as a trusted business adviser for their cybersecurity risk management programs. Learn how with this self-paced CPE certificate program.

CPE Credits: 14.5 
Cyber Risk Insurance from Gallagher Affinity
PICPA members have access to cyber risk insurance specifically designed for businesses with less than $5 million in revenue. Start protecting your firm and client data now.

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Technology CPE

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