Technology Risks CPA Firms Can’t Afford to Ignore

Financial institutions, which includes CPA firms, is one of the most targeted industries by cybercriminals. Financial data and private information abound within various networks and storage devices when providing audit and non audit services to clients. This poses a huge professional liability threat to CPA firms should there be a security breach. This course will provide tips for minimizing the most common security threats faced by public accountants.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the security threats faced by CPA firms
  • Discuss best practices for securing client data from hackers and other cybercriminals
  • Describe threats to independence that a CPA can face from the use of technology in providing services to clients

Major Topics
  • Common security threats faced by CPA firms
  • Risks from using engagement management software or hosting a client’s data
  • Importance of securing client financial and private data

Advanced Preparations


Who Should Attend

Anyone who receives or stores electronic financial or private data

Fields of Study
Information Technology



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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