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K2’s Ripped From The Headlines – Outrageous Tales Of Cybercrimes

Course - K2's Ripped From The Headlines – Outrageous Tales Of Cybercrimes

Major Topics

  • Common security weaknesses which occur with hardware and software at home and in the office
  • Malware, ransomware, data breach, and incident response tips
  • Internal control failures that resulted in the theft of assets or unauthorized manipulation of data
  • User authentication and security awareness training

Learning Objectives

  1. List at least three major security incidents reported in the headlines in the last year, and explain at least one primary internal control design or operation flaws that allowed the hack to occur
  2. Select the correct definitions for security terms such as attack surface, vulnerability, exploit, social engineering, phishing, malware, heuristics, biometrics, and multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  3. List at least three best practices learned by reviewing the control failures cited in the case studies

Course Description

Remote work environments have created many new opportunities for cybercriminals and other fraudsters to exploit, and accounting professionals are some of the most commonly targeted individuals. This session is a series of case studies that examine actual criminal filings and news accounts and use them to highlight some of the actions you can take to limit your exposure to similar schemes. Attend this session and learn more about how high-profile control failures occurred so you can be more effective at preventing crimes in your organization.

Compliance Information

Intended Audience

Managers, owners, and accounting professionals who desire to learn from computer crime incidents best practices they can use to enhance their organization’s security posture

Advanced Preparation

None

Field of Study

Auditing

Credits

2 Credits

Published Date

August 9, 2023

Course Authors

Brian Tankersley

Knoxville, TN
Speaker & Author, K2 Enterprises

Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com). He has also served as the technology editor for a major accounting industry publication. Mr. Tankersley has over 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005, and he is also one of the national instructors for Yaeger CPA Review.

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Overview

Remote work environments have created many new opportunities for cybercriminals and other fraudsters to exploit, and accounting professionals are some of the most commonly targeted individuals. This session is a series of case studies that examine actual criminal filings and news accounts and use them to highlight some of the actions you can take to limit your exposure to similar schemes. Attend this session and learn more about how high-profile control failures occurred so you can be more effective at preventing crimes in your organization.

Course Details

  • Common security weaknesses which occur with hardware and software at home and in the office
  • Malware, ransomware, data breach, and incident response tips
  • Internal control failures that resulted in the theft of assets or unauthorized manipulation of data
  • User authentication and security awareness training

  1. List at least three major security incidents reported in the headlines in the last year, and explain at least one primary internal control design or operation flaws that allowed the hack to occur
  2. Select the correct definitions for security terms such as attack surface, vulnerability, exploit, social engineering, phishing, malware, heuristics, biometrics, and multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  3. List at least three best practices learned by reviewing the control failures cited in the case studies

Intended Audience — Managers, owners, and accounting professionals who desire to learn from computer crime incidents best practices they can use to enhance their organization’s security posture

Advanced Preparation — None

Field of Study — Auditing

Credits — 2 Credits

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Published Date – August 9, 2023

Revision Date

Course Authors

Brian Tankersley

Knoxville, TN
Speaker & Author, K2 Enterprises

Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com). He has also served as the technology editor for a major accounting industry publication. Mr. Tankersley has over 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005, and he is also one of the national instructors for Yaeger CPA Review.

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