CYBERSECURITY ESSENTIALS FOR TAX PREPARER
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Overview of Topics

  • An Issue for Tax Professionals2 mins
  • Cybersecurity Terminology13 mins
  • Backdoors30 mins
  • Cybersecurity Risks43 mins
  • Learning About vishing53 mins
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management70 mins
  • Basic Internal Controls81 mins

Course Description

The IRS has recently updated its guidelines for data and cyber security placing new responsibility for the security of taxpayer’s personal information on tax preparers. This course is designed for tax professionals who collect and store client’s personal information, who would like to obtain an understanding of data and cyber-security. You have probably heard of some of the more common types of cyber crimes such as ransomware, spyware, computer viruses, phishing, vishing, spoofing, data breaches, denial of service attacks, hacking, etc.

This course is designed to familiarize tax professionals who are not information technology (IT) experts on data breach and cyber-security risks and internal controls. We will review the IRS recommendations for securing taxpayer information. We will cover the material in a plain language, nontechnical manner. We will cover what you need to know, but not how to write the computer programs or code.

Major Topics Covered

  • Basic understanding of cyber-security
  • Familiarize tax professionals who are not information technology (IT) experts on cyber-security risks and internal controls
  • IRS recommendations for securing taxpayer information
  • What you need to know, but not how to write the computer programs or code

This course would be appropriate for CPAs, CFEs, CMA, CIAs, CFFs, MAFF, CGMAs, CFOs, CEOs, EAs, and others who prepare taxes or obtain and manage taxpayer information.

Webinar Qualifies for

  • 2 CPE credit of Information Technology for all CPAs
  • 2 CPE credit of Federal Tax for Enrolled Agents ( IRS Approved : GEHNZ )
  • 2 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals/Bookkeepers/Accountants

Learning objectives

  • To identify how criminals commit acts of cyber fraud
  • To identify cybersecurity internal controls that will protect your company from cyber criminals
  • To identify the IRS cybersecurity recommendations for tax professionals

About Presenter

Dr. Robert Minniti

President,Minniti CPA LLC

minniti.cpa@cox.net

Dr. Minniti is the President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC. Dr. Minniti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona. Dr. Minniti received his doctoral degree in business administration from Walden University, received his MBA degree and Graduate Certificate in Accounting from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Minniti taught graduate and undergraduate courses in forensic accounting at DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Kaplan University, Northwestern University, and the University of Phoenix.

He designed graduate and undergraduate courses for Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and Anthem College. He is a writer and public speaker. He has experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations, financial audits, internal audits, compliance audits, real estate valuations, business valuations, internal control development, business continuation planning, risk management, financial forecasting, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work. Dr. Minniti is an instructor teaching continuing professional education classes for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Compliance Online, CPE Link/CCH . AccountingEd, Global Compliance Panel, Clear Law Institute, CPE Solutions, Canopy CPE, The Institute of Management Accountants, the National Association of Valuators and Analysts, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and various state CPA Societies.

MINNITI CPA LLC is seeking professional, hard-working, licensed CPAs with at least four years of experience.

The Firm demands independence, integrity, objectivity, competence and due care from all of its personnel in the conduct of its engagements. Our Firm is structured to provide leadership in achieving high quality professional performance while maintaining the concept of individual responsibility. Policies and procedures have been established providing assurance that professional engagements are properly planned and executed. Decisions are based on the substance of issues, not on form.

Our policies and procedures designate Partners of the Firm for consultation on significant ethical, technical and industry questions. The policies and procedures are designed to assure that clients receive the best professional services we can provide. We continually keep in mind the public interest. We expect our Partners and Associates to identify and resolve all important engagement issues.

The job requires high level tax preparation skills, superior tax research and problem solving abilities, broad software knowledge, and excellent written and oral communication skills. We have a team approach to provide high quality client service for tax compliance, planning, financial statements, and general business consulting.

Review Questions

  • Question 1 : 00:15
  • Question 2 : 00:30
  • Question 3 : 00:45
  • Question 4 : 01:00
  • Question 5 : 01:15
  • Question 6 : 01:30
  1. Which one of the following is the secure information that the tax professionals possess of their clients?
  2. Computer worm is -
  3. Which one of the following is a cyber-security risk?
  4. Which one of the following is a strategy to manage cybersecurity risk?
  5. Which one of the following is not a cybersecurity framework?
  6. Which one of the following is true for NIST?
  1. Which one of the following is the purpose of ISAC?
  2. Which one of the following is a weakness of an IT system?
  3. ___________ is a route into a computer that circumvents the user authentication process and allows hackers open access to the system once it is installed.
  4. Trojan horses are often used to insert spyware onto computers..
  5. __________ is often accomplished by using fraudulent e-mail messages that appear to come from legitimate businesses or government agencies.
  6. ___________ cybercrime occurs when the criminals use botnets or networks of infected computers to bring down a website by overloading the server:
  7. Which one of the following is a best practice framework that is used in conjunction with the COSO framework?
  8. Which one of the following is a well-known cybersecurity standard that is commonly used outside US?
  9. Which one of the following is a basic internal control method for preventing cybersecurity risk?
  10. Which one of the following is required if you apply basic control of limiting access with user IDs and passwords?

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On-Demand Webinars

WORK WELL REMOTE: BOUNDARIES FOR BETTER HABITS
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 View Details/Register
FUNDAMENTALS OF INCOME TAXATION OF TRUSTS & FORM 1041 PLANNING: WHAT EVERY ADVISORS NEEDS TO KNOW
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 View Details/Register
ACCOUNTANT PREPARED A RETURN AND IT IS UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BY THE IRS, NOW WHAT?
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 View Details/Register
GENERALLY ACCEPTED GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS: THE NEW YELLOW BOOK (LATEST FOR NON-PROFIT)
Thursday, October 15, 2020 View Details/Register
CUTTING THE GORDIAN KNOT: ECHECK FRAUD, MOBILE BANKING FRAUD, CHECK 21 & HOLDER IN DUE COURSE
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 View Details/Register
CYBERSECURITY BASICS FOR ACCOUNTING & TAX COMMUNITY
Monday, October 12, 2020 View Details/Register
Ethics for Wyoming CPAs
Friday, October 09, 2020 View Details/Register
FORENSIC ACCOUNTING : VALUE ADDED SKILL FOR EVERY ACCOUNTANT
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
TAX FIRM MARKETING: 5 ESSENTIAL DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IDENTITY THEFT WITH CASE STUDIES
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
UNDERSTANDING FRAUD, THE BASICS
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 View Details/Register
NEW CYBER FRAUDS & CYBERSECURITY INTERNAL CONTROLS (POST PANDEMIC)
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 View Details/Register
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections (2 CPE)
Thursday, August 27, 2020 View Details/Register
Corporate External Financial Reporting Decisions
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 View Details/Register
Internal and System Controls
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 View Details/Register
  • Cost $20
  • CPE Credits 2
  • CE Credits 2
  • IRS Course ID GEHNZ-T-00281-20-S
  • Subject Area Taxes
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method QAS Self Study
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Published Date October 09 ,2020
  • Who should attend? Tax Attorney Tax Practitioners Accountant CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm Accounting Firm Tax Pros CPA (Industry) Tax Firm Young CPA CPA in Business Entrepreneurial CPA Tax Accountant (Industry) Tax Director (Industry) Tax Managers Tax Preparer Staff of Accounting Firm
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On-Demand Webinars

WORK WELL REMOTE: BOUNDARIES FOR BETTER HABITS
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 View Details/Register
FUNDAMENTALS OF INCOME TAXATION OF TRUSTS & FORM 1041 PLANNING: WHAT EVERY ADVISORS NEEDS TO KNOW
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 View Details/Register
ACCOUNTANT PREPARED A RETURN AND IT IS UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BY THE IRS, NOW WHAT?
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 View Details/Register
GENERALLY ACCEPTED GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS: THE NEW YELLOW BOOK (LATEST FOR NON-PROFIT)
Thursday, October 15, 2020 View Details/Register
CUTTING THE GORDIAN KNOT: ECHECK FRAUD, MOBILE BANKING FRAUD, CHECK 21 & HOLDER IN DUE COURSE
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 View Details/Register
CYBERSECURITY BASICS FOR ACCOUNTING & TAX COMMUNITY
Monday, October 12, 2020 View Details/Register
Ethics for Wyoming CPAs
Friday, October 09, 2020 View Details/Register
FORENSIC ACCOUNTING : VALUE ADDED SKILL FOR EVERY ACCOUNTANT
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
TAX FIRM MARKETING: 5 ESSENTIAL DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IDENTITY THEFT WITH CASE STUDIES
Thursday, October 08, 2020 View Details/Register
UNDERSTANDING FRAUD, THE BASICS
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 View Details/Register
NEW CYBER FRAUDS & CYBERSECURITY INTERNAL CONTROLS (POST PANDEMIC)
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 View Details/Register
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections (2 CPE)
Thursday, August 27, 2020 View Details/Register
Corporate External Financial Reporting Decisions
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 View Details/Register
Internal and System Controls
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 View Details/Register