Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • 15.5
    Information Technology

According to CSO, an online resource dedicated to security and risk management, cybercrime damage costs are expected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021 and cybersecurity spending will exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021. 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.


Recall key terms related to cybersecurity.
Recognize the impact of digital transformation on business.
Recognize what it takes to have a security mindset.
Recognize the threat landscape and the importance of security to various technologies.
Recognize how a data breach occurs and the organizational impact.
Recognize the impact to the organization when privacy is compromised.
Identify which security framework or frameworks would be most appropriate for your organization or client.
Identify the five functions described in the core of the NIST CSF.
Recognize the definition and purpose of a cybersecurity risk management program.
Recognize the importance of the cybersecurity description criteria within a cybersecurity risk management program.
Identify the overall potential opportunities and risks to the organization or client related to cybersecurity.


Cybersecurity terminology and digital transformation
Attacks and the security mindset
Data breaches and privacy
Cybersecurity frameworks including NIST CSF
Cybersecurity risk management program and the related description criteria
The benefits of investing in cybersecurity
Cybersecurity service offerings

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Designed For

Non-IT finance professionals, CFOs, controllers, management accountants, public accountants, partners, managers, and internal auditors


American Institute of CPAs

Field of Study

Information Technology

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