Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate

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Event Details


Facility Pending

On-Demand Only

Field of Study

  • Information Technology

CPE Credit

13 hours CPE credit

Course Code


Level of Knowledge





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


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


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.

Designed For

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

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