About this course

This course provides a concise overview and non-technical explanation of leading cyber security best practices for accountants. While perfect security is not possible in a world where threat actors are always finding new and creative ways to exploit users and technology, the presentation discusses how to instantly improve your security posture even with limited resources and time. You’ll walk away with a fundamental understanding of online protection basics and how to develop a custom cyber security for your operations.

In this seminar, you will learn about:
Cyber security fundamentals
What are data breaches?
Impact of COVID on cyber security
Why cyber security is critical for accountants
What’s behing lagging security?
Rethinking cyber security as a business priority
What does a baseline cyber security plan look like
Leading cyber security software and services
Starter cyber security gameplan

Who Will Benefit/Target Audience:
Practitioners who want to launch, optimize and manage a cybersecurity plan for their operations and improve their threat awareness and resilience.

Field of Study: Information Technology

What you will learn?
Identify at least 10 core technology elements that need to be coordinated to protect their information systems.
Give examples of at least 10 online breaches that have involved accounting operations and tax administrations around the world.
Point out at least 4 examples of online protection templates and checklists that can be used to increase cyber resilience.
Explain at least 6 categories of digital protection software and how they are designed to secure all types of data.
List at least 10 online resources and communities that provide cyber security guidance and assistance.
3 hours on-demand video
Certificate of completion
Beginner level
  • Participants should have a basic understanding of Internet technology, online navigation, and digital productivity services.
No preparation required
1 year access


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2 Quiz
1 Video
3 hours
Section 1.
Guide to Cyber Security Planning
1h 56m 8s
Review Questions
9 questions
Section 2. Final Exam-Part1
Final Exam
15 questions
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Garrett Wasny /INSTRUCTOR

GARRETT WASNY, MA, CMC, CITP/FITP, is a digital skills advisor to accountants, tax attorneys, enrolled agents, and tax preparers worldwide. His courses focus on the intersection of accounting and technology, and provide guidance to practitioners on how to prosper in this dynamic age. His sessions demystify emerging cloud, mobile, and social applications, and explain in plain language how financial professionals can use these online tools to build trust, solve problems, and create new value. He’s also an award-winning Internet speaker, author, app developer, professional development specialist, and former management consultant for Price Waterhouse. He's published 50+ ebooks on computing and ethical issues related to accounting, written hundreds of articles and columns on Internet strategy, and delivered thousands of seminars and webinars to CPAs and accounting organizations around the globe.