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Cyber Security Best Practices Conference

Designed specifically for accountants and financial professionals

Event Overview

Designed specifically for accountants and financial professionals, this conference is a beacon in the digital storm for those seeking to fortify their defenses against relentless cyber threats.
In today’s era of exponential data generation, the prosperity of your organization depends on your grit to safeguard it from the omnipresent dangers of cyber breaches. The statistics are harrowing, with the average cost of a data breach spiraling to an astounding $3.86 million. It’s time to bolster your digital fortresses, and we provide the perfect battleground.
Our conference zeroes in on the most business-critical aspects of cyber security in an increasingly remote workforce: Cloud protection, including Microsoft 365, Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. From multi-factor authentication to seamless identification of compromised accounts, become adept at protecting your cloud data.

Event Sessions

Tuesday, December 3, 2024
Day #1
Developing and Deploying Effective Cloud Cyber Security Best Practices For Your Organization
Information Technology | 2 Credits
Stephen Yoss
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Protecting your organization from cyber threats is paramount in today’s business environment. There are countless ways that your data can be compromised and the industry’s best practices are ever-changing to adapt to the latest threats. Increasingly more professionals are working remotely and Cloud technology is what is connecting us all. It is business-critical that our organizations have correct and relevant security settings and procedures. Permissive security and privacy controls for Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google could pose a major security risk to the organization.

This course looks at practical approaches to managing the security and privacy settings of today’s major Cloud tools. It will give specific and direct advice on best practices for configuration and settings for today’s major Cloud platforms to promote better security. Specific attention will be paid to the major Cloud business platforms including, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Zoho. We will review everything from the importance of multi-factor authentication, to user levels/permissions, to methods to quickly identify when a user’s account might be compromised. Business professionals will leave the class with specific insight on how they can protect their organization’s cloud data.

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DIY Penetration Testing for Your Home and Organization
Computer Software and Applications | 2 Credits
Stephen Yoss
11:00 AM to 01:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

Every year, countless data breaches occur around the world that cost organizations billions of dollars. All reports that the frequency, size and scope of data breaches is increasing at an alarming rate. A recent report by IBM showed that average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million dollars, if you’re lucky! Penetration testing is a security procedure that can help identity your potential deficiencies. This course will focus on practical, do-it-yourself methods of checking the security IT of your home or office. It will help you identify areas where your security could be improved, and potential holes closed.

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Event Instructors

Stephen Yoss

Big Bear Lake, CA
Speaker & Author, CPE Today

Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA, MS, is a certified public accountant, partner and CEO of Devmatics, LLC, a continuing education instructor for financial professionals, a and a licensed pyrotechnician. While his interests and skills are varied, they all share a common thread—his love for and skill in finding technology-based solutions. In 2017, Stephen and Alex White formed Devmatics, LLC, a company focused on helping organizations develop technology strategies to streamline their business operations. He specializes in taking on high-difficulty, mission-critical organizational issues that require technological expertise and an ability to find solutions to problems that no one else can answer. With all of his clients, he emphasizes the need to embrace technology at every opportunity and utilize the latest technological trends and breakthroughs in order to gain a competitive advantage while increasing efficiency and productivity.

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