This is part 1 of the Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate. Why is cybersecurity important? With increasing use and reliance on technology, cybersecurity is crucial for any organization or client. 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. What is your role? You must be able to speak intelligently on the subject internally and externally. Learn the terminology and key considerations related to cybersecurity to collaborate with others in your organization or client. Apply a security mindset to your daily work. Identify and prevent cyber attacks and data breaches and ensure data privacy. What do we offer? Part 1 of this certificate program will cover several cybersecurity topics to help you acquire these skills and gain an understanding of the importance and impact of cybersecurity risks on your organization or client. This knowledge is indispensable in today’s global, digital landscape of persistent and increasing cybercrime.
Part 1 of this 2-part certificate program will prepare you to recognize: •The importance of cybersecurity to you, the accounting and finance professional, and your organization.•What it takes to develop a security mindset to be a trusted adviser and key contributor toward cybersecurity risk management•Key cybersecurity terminology to enable you to converse and collaborate with other functional leaders, employees, and vendors•The impact of digital transformation on cybersecurity•Cybersecurity threats, attacks, data breach implications, and privacy considerations.
*Cybersecurity and digital transformation*Cyberattacks, data breaches and privacy
• Finance professionals
• CFOs and business managers
• Controllers and internal auditors
• Management and public accountants