Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate (CYASC)

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Course Overview

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Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving the boards of directors, managers, investors and other stakeholders of organizations of all sizes—whether public or private. Organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events. Cybersecurity yields potential business opportunities for a firm to better serve its clients. As a trusted business advisor, firm practitioners can provide advisory services that help companies spot cybersecurity weaknesses, identify potential risks and offer advice on how to safeguard information and systems. During this two-day live event, learn how you can help your clients navigate threats by becoming a trusted business advisor for their organization's cybersecurity risk management programs. Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving the boards of directors, managers, investors and other stakeholders of organizations of all sizes—whether public or private. Organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events. Cybersecurity yields potential business opportunities for a firm to better serve its clients. As a trusted business advisor, firm practitioners can provide advisory services that help companies spot cybersecurity weaknesses, identify potential risks and offer advice on how to safeguard information and systems. During this two-day live event, learn how you can help your clients navigate threats by becoming a trusted business advisor for their organization's cybersecurity risk management programs. The event covers:

Day One

  • Cybersecurity Risk Management Program Overview
  • Cybersecurity Advisory Service Opportunities
  • Cybersecurity Examination Services Versus Advisory Services
  • Cybersecurity Frameworks

Day Two

  • Drivers for Cybersecurity Advisory Needs
  • Gap Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • Common Cybersecurity Advisory Services

Upon completing the learning, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge to be proudly displayed anywhere on the internet—a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla Open Badges, a biographical page on a company website, or an online resume.

This live event is also offered as a webcast or a self-study online through the AICPA.
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Credit Info

  • NASBA Field of Study: Information Technology
  • Level: Basic
  • Prerequisites: Familiarity with the cybersecurity description criteria and the trust services criteria

CPE credits: Conference - 16.5

Who should attend

  • Practitioners who are interested in providing cybersecurity advisory services and want to build their competencies in and understanding of these types of services. Likely participants may already have SOC for service organizations practices and are looking to expand into cybersecurity. Participants must have either IT expertise or access to IT professionals who possess the skills to perform this work.
  • CPAs in public accounting firms who are providing non-consulting and advisory services for clients of the firms (e.g. tax or A&A services) and need to be able to intelligently convey the value of a cybersecurity risk management program to their clients (to then hand off to the cybersecurity specialist within the firm).
  • Management accountants and internal auditors who want to understand the types of services available to their organizations related to the management of cybersecurity risks.

Course Objectives

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Articulate the nature and types of cybersecurity advisory services that can be performed
  • Identify key considerations of each of those advisory services
  • Recognize what one would need to effectively perform advisory services

Key Topics

  • Cybersecurity risk management program overview
  • Cybersecurity advisory service opportunities
  • Cybersecurity examination services versus advisory services
  • Cybersecurity frameworks, including the AICPA cybersecurity risk management program reporting framework
  • Drivers for cybersecurity advisory needs
  • Gap analysis and risk assessment
  • Common cybersecurity advisory services, such as SOC for Cybersecurity readiness assessments and penetration testing
  • Tools to effectively perform advisory services including qualifications and certifications, backgrounds and expertise, and other resources you would need to market and deliver in quality manner
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 2 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 2,025
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Online Training
Modality: L

Duration 2 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 2,025
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