Top Ten Technology Risks and Trends Every CPA Should Know
The use of technology by businesses of all types, including CPA Firms, has exploded in recent years. This has created the need for proactive and robust cybersecurity risk management practices. This course will explore the most common technology risks and trends that every CPA should know to better advise and serve clients. This includes maximizing the use of technology on audit and other professional services.
Note: This course is available for 2-4 hours of CPE credit.
Discuss current trends in information technology applications
Explore how to best manage information technology-related risks that CPA firms face when providing professional services to clients
Explain how auditors are leveraging technology on their engagements
Describe the nonattest and attest service options available to assist clients with cybersecurity risk management
Discuss importance of securing client data
Describe how to avoid malware and other security threats
Explore recent SEC cybersecurity guidance
Discuss risks from the use of audit software
Explain threats to independence resulting from hosting the client’s data
Explore how data analytics are being applied in audits
Explain the trends and risks related to blockchain
Describe migrating data to a cloud-based environment
Explore the recent Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework
Discuss attest service options related to a client’s cybersecurity risk management program
Who Should Attend
CPAs in either public or private practice with accounting, financial reporting, or attest responsibilities
Fields of Study
Business Learning Institute
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