Cybersecurity Advisory Services: Readiness Assessment Deep Dive

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • 10.5

Cybersecurity yields potential business opportunities for a firm to better serve its clients. Cyber threats come in all shapes, sizes, complexity and are ever-evolving. Attacks are causing great financial loss and serious damage to companies. So, it is essential for organizations to establish a baseline for identify critical components that can be incorporated into any cybersecurity risk management approach.

In this CPE course, you will learn how to keep abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends, manage risks, and ensure your clients have a sound risk management program to safeguard their organization. Once a baseline has been established, firms can take these competencies and conduct readiness assessments for their clients through consulting or advisory services.


Apply knowledge of an effective cybersecurity risk management program to analyze a client's program and conduct a readiness assessment.
Differentiate the various frameworks available (e.g., NIST, ISO, TSC, and/or hybrid) and apply which is better as well as when/how to use it.
Apply tests to client's cybersecurity controls and other risk management activities based on existing frameworks.
Identify client recommendations for improvements based on readiness/ assessment A procedures.
Understand the client service opportunities and risks in providing advisory services in the cybersecurity space.


Cybersecurity risks to businesses and firms
Different cybersecurity controls frameworks (i.e., NIST, ISO, TSC, etc.)
Elements of a cybersecurity risk management
Internal controls and other risk management activities
Client recommendations in a readiness assessment
Client service opportunities

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Cybersecurity, Risk, Management, Controls


American Institute of CPAs

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