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The 3 Best Ransomware Safeguards for Accounting & Finance Leaders

4.4 (265)

Brad David, IT Professional

Get Phishing

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 09:00 AM EDT

  • TEP

1 Credit


Subject Area

Information Technology

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Course Description

Imagine turning on your computer one day to find that all your data files have been encrypted, but a criminal holds the key necessary for you to regain access to and use of these files. This is the classic definition of RANSOMWARE. Accountants automatically becomes the primary target of RANSOMWARE because they possesses lot personal and confidential client information and moreover weak cyber security practices makes them more vulnerable.

Ransomware is an epidemic in the world right now. Ransomware continues to plague individuals and businesses of all sizes and in all industries and represents one of the biggest security threats we face today. Yet few are taking the steps necessary to reduce the risk associated with the potential loss of data associated with ransomware and the risk of a ransomware attack being considered a breach of confidential information. 

In this course, you will learn how you can implement an effective system of control to mitigate the risk that you will become yet another victim or ransomware. Learn the best practices for reducing the chances that your data is held hostage along with key recovery tactics in the event your preventive efforts fail.

While Cyber Security is complicated and technical, the basic safeguards are simple, inexpensive and very effective. These basic safeguards go a long way in the prevention and restoration of ransomware. Follow the THREE ITEMS OUTLINED IN THIS WEBINAR & YOU WILL NEVER PAY A RANSOM DEMAND.

Learning Objectives

  • To walkthrough the various Ransomware Case Studies - Know the Risk
  • To understand the Warning signs of an impending ransomware attack
  • To learn and use different Email Security Filters
  • To learn about different Phishing Training/Simulations
  • How to stop a ransomware attack and protect your Backup from Getting Encrypted

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Cloud Firms
  • Compliance Managers
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Cybersecurity Pros
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Finance Director
  • IT Managers
  • Non Profit Pros
  • Senior Accountant
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • VP Finance
  • Young CPA


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This was an awesome class. The information was up to date, had great examples for us to hear about and good information on how to implement cyber security measures to try to stop these hackers. My clients will appreciate that I learned so much to protect them and their personal information.


Good Webinar. I recommend this webinar for the accuracy in content and effective explanation. I liked the concept of 1 Credit = 1 Meal. I will definitely attend more webinars.


Great Course. Provided detailed data security information that we as accounting/consulting professionals do not have the time to think about.....even though it is extremely important"


This is an area that we all need to be more concerned about and have tried over the past few years to share with co-workers. I am glad that myCPE & Brad are doing this sort of webinars.


As a solopreneur, I am always looking for information on technology as I wear the IT hat in my practice. The information was extremely helpful in pointing out areas small business is vulnerable. The ugly side of technology is real and we all need to be vigilant. Thank you for providing us tips on how to be on toes when it comes for cyber security.


The Webinar was exactly what it was meant for. Excellent source of information for individuals wanting to expand their knowledge of a particular subject, without all the time and expense away from the office. It was certainly a rich webinar for its content. Very insightful session