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5 Steps to Protect Your Firm from Catastrophic Cyber Attacks

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CFE
  • CGFM
  • CISA
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • ITCA
  • FPAC
  • CWS

Published: June, 2022

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Course Description


  • InfoTech versus InfoSec
    11 mins
  • Cybersecurity insurance issues
    15 mins
  • White house deputy national security office open letter
    25 mins
  • Use encryption
    36 mins
  • A skilled security team
    45 mins

Course Description

Protect your data and other assets from the devastating effects of cyberattacks!

Cybercrime is a clear and present risk to governments, businesses, and individuals; according to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2020, cyber-attacks rank first among global human-caused risks.

Cyber attacks are on the rise and every business is at risk.

The increasing frequency and variety of cyberattacks leave individuals' and organizations' data susceptible to breaches. Preventing attacks and addressing vulnerabilities is particularly important for those in the finance industry, especially as the volume and complexity of data increase and new data privacy laws are introduced.

In this online CPE webinar on Information and Technology, we will discuss the 5 critical steps needed to protect your firm and client data from malicious cyber attacks. These crucial steps will dramatically increase your overall security stance and will lessen the chances of you becoming a victim of cybercriminals.

This course is best suited for US and Canada professionals

Learning Objectives

  • To acknowledge your current cybersecurity risks.
  • To distinguish the difference between InfoSec and InfoTech.
  • To implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
  • To analyze how to apply the 5 White House Recommendations to prevent ransomware attacks.

Recommended For

  • This CPE course is recommended for CPAs, internal auditors, CIAs, external auditors, managers, CFEs, CFDs, and MAFFs. CMAs, CFOs, and other professionals interested in learning steps to protect your firm from catastrophic cyber attacks.
  • This CPD course is good for Canadian CPAs, Information system auditors, and other IT professionals.

Who Should Attend?

  • Certified Information Technology Professionals
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CFO/Controller
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Large Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 1 CPD Credit of Information Technology for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Information Technology for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • 1 CPD Credit of Cybersecurity for Certified Information Technology Professionals (CITP)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Cybersecurity for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Information systems for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Information Technology for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Information Technology Certified Associate (ITCA)
  • 1 CRE Credit for Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FPAC)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)

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About Presenter

Tom Kirkham

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), IronTech Security

Tom Kirkham, founder and CEO of IronTech Security provides cybersecurity defense systems and focuses on educating and encouraging organizations to establish a security-first environment with cybersecurity training programs for all workers to prevent successful attacks. Kirkham brings more than three decades of software design, network administration, computer security, and cybersecurity knowledge to organizations around the country. 

About Company

IronTech Security

IronTech Security, is a leading managed security service provider (MSSP), delivering exceptional cybersecurity and IT services across the country. From network security to strengthening employee security, IronTech Security offers a number of solutions needed to protect organizations and their customers’ data. Providing unmatched security, support and services, IronTech Security is proud to give clients peace-of-mind, allowing them to focus on their goals and success.


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Ratings and Review


132 Ratings



Very Good









Lane Meyer, CPA (US)

Jun 30th, 2022

Learned a lot!


Brenda Mcgivern, CPA (US)

Jun 28th, 2022



Jessica Anderson, CIA, CPA (US)

Jun 23rd, 2022

Presenter gave very good advice about cyber protection. Very useful information.


Justin Kispert, CPA (US)

Jun 17th, 2022


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