Cybersecurity Disruption - What CPAs Need to Know WEBINAR

Thursday, November 19 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST

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Member Price $79.00

Non-Member Price $99.00


This session covers the topic of cybersecurity, but goes beyond the basics and often discussed tips and tactics for CPAs and other practitioners. This course examines how cybersecurity will, and already is, changing the cybersecurity conversation.


The content of this course will cover several of the most important trends and topics driving change in the cybersecurity conversation. As blockchain platforms, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream. The implications for cybersecurity policies and procedures are profound. This session provides attendees with the terminology, concepts, strategies, and applications that will enable them to deliver value to clients seeking cybersecurity solutions now and moving forward.




Document and explain how emerging technology tools are changing and disrupting the cybersecurity conversation for accountants as well as clients. Assess possible pain points, gaps, and areas of weakness that are arising as emerging technologies become increasingly mainstream. Have the ability to explain and articulate the implications of both technology and regulation on the cybersecurity policies already in place to safeguard and secure confidential and identifiable information.







Sean Smith

Dr. Stein Smith is an expert and sought after speaker focusing on the intersection of financial services and technology to improve the reporting process. He is a regular contributor to the official IBM’s Blockchain Unleashed website, analyzing applications for blockchain technology on business at large, as well as being a regular expert guest on China Global TV Network discussing blockchain and related applications. He is also a member of the North American Working Group of the International Integrated Reporting Council, where he works to improve the adoption of more comprehensive reporting frameworks. Sean is a member of the Advisory Board for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, which coordinates with the AICPA in developing standards and reporting frameworks in this emerging area. Additionally, his analysis and thought leadership in has been featured in dozens of articles, including a 2018 feature article in the CPA Journal. Sean has given dozens of presentations of technology and accounting, both domestically and internationally. He is currently under contract to publish two full length books focusing on integrated reporting, and blockchain applications for financial services and other industry sectors.

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Non-Member Price $99.00

Member Price $79.00