Robert Herjavec, one of the investor-entrepreneurs on ABC Television’s Emmy-Award winning show ‘Shark Tank,’ joins with Barry Melancon, CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), on a November 1 webcast on cybersecurity.

The Association – a 650,000 member global accounting body consisting of members of the AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – is presenting the webcast free of charge.

Herjavec is not only well-known as one of the stars of ‘Shark Tank’ but is also the founder of information security firm Herjavec Group. He has served as a Cybersecurity Advisor for the Government of Canada, participated in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Cybersecurity

In a recent interview with CNBC, Herjavec gave 10 easy online safety hacks you’re probably not doing.

He will share further insights on the November 1 webcast, together with Melancon, who will share related developments from the AICPA aimed at enhancing confidence in business’ cybersecurity risk management. See, e.g., the AICPA’s Cybersecurity Resource Center and our earlier post,  AICPA issues final standards for management, auditor reporting on cybersecurity.

Register for the Association’s Nov. 1 free webcast, slated for 12:00 p.m. ET: Beat the Breach: Cybersecurity expert and Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec talks data protection  (Please note we updated this post to show correct time of webcast is 12 nooon ET). 

The MACPA also offers cybersecurity-focused continuing professional education for auditors and management accountants, including our upcoming Four for Fall program on Nov. 16-17.

Additionally, the 2017 CPA Summit, taking place at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Md. on Dec. 13 (with simulcast available), will address leading-edge issues in innovation, technology and leadership. Featured speakers at CPA Summit include Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, Chair of the Board of Directors of the AICPA and Global Accounting Strategy Director, Oracle, and Leon Katsnelson, Director and Chief Technology Officer, Analytic Platform Emerging Technologies, IBM.

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