Security is a top concern for CPAs every year. Yet many hacks result from organizations not implementing effective internal controls over information technology. In this session, you will learn about critical IT-related controls using a case study approach with stories which are all new for 2020. More specifically, you will learn from real-world examples of breaches and security failures. Accordingly, you will understand better how to protect your company and its data. Attend this fast-paced session and learn more about IT-related controls you can use to prevent computer crimes such as identity and information theft, tax refund fraud, and more.
Data breach and computer security tips. Security awareness training. Learn more about current events and improve your security knowledge at the same time.
List at least three major security incidents reported in the headlines in the last two years and explain at least one major control design or operation flaws which allowed the hack to occur. Define the three factors used to authenticate someone to a system and explain why two-factor authentication is preferable to one-factor authentication. Explain why home-grade computer hardware and applications are inherently less secure than business and enterprise grade hardware and applications. List at least three best practices learned as a result of reviewing the incidents cited in the case studies.
Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com). He has also served as the technology editor for a major accounting industry publication. Mr. Tankersley has over 20 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005.
Tankersley has been recognized annually as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” for 2011-2014 by Cygnus Business Media. Tankersley is also one of the principal authors of the 2015 Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey, which included over 500 US accounting firms. Brian has made presentations in 46 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada. He received the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from the Tennessee Society of CPAs in 2009 and 2013, and was recognized for writing the Article of the Year for the Tennessee CPA Journal in 2011. Brian has presented sessions at many national conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Insights, CCH Connections, and Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference.
Brian is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional, and has bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), a certified information technology professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Tankersley also holds numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.
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