You have heard of the Dark Web, but have you experienced it? If not, buckle up for a scary ride through the underbelly of the Internet. Here many illicit and illegal activities occur every day, potentially affecting our personal and organizational security. In this session, you will experience first-hand the Dark Web and all it entails - both positive and negative. Upon completing this session, you will understand why it is essential to secure your information so that you do not become yet another victim of the Dark Web.
The origin of the Dark Web and the Deep Web and their relationship to the “ordinary” Internet. How to connect to and browse the Dark Web. Security risks associated with accessing the Dark Web. Potentially beneficial sites and applications on the Dark Web.
CPAs and other business professionals who want to learn about the risks and benefits associated with the Dark Web.
Differentiate the Dark Web from the ordinary Internet and the “Deep Web”. Identify the steps necessary to connect to and navigate the Dark Web securely. List examples of helpful sites and uses of the Dark Web. Provide illustrations of how the Dark Web can facilitate potentially illegal activities, including those such as selling hacked data and identity theft.
- This is a FlexCast™ (no exam required) and may be viewed only Monday - Saturday, 5am - 5pm PT.
- You may take up to one year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
- Pause your FlexCast and resume at a convenient day during the hours above.
- Partial credit for 2+ credit courses: If you are unable to complete the course in one sitting, partial credit can be awarded (minimum of one credit). To earn the remaining credits, you must return later and start the course from the beginning.
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Thomas Stephens Jr
Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm. After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor. After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group. In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization. While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992. Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. As part of his practice, he developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past nineteen years, Mr. Stephens has presented in excess of 1,800 educational sessions to over 55,000 participants nationwide. Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms. In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well. He and Michelle – his wife of twenty-nine years – have two children. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Non-Member Price $113.00
Member Price $98.00