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February 11, 2020
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Specialized Knowledge
Basic knowledge of office computer systems and email administration

Course Description

Ransomware is increasingly becoming a hazard for any organization, large or small. As a trusted advisor, it is important that you be familiar with the threats facing your clients, their businesses, and their data. This course covers the latest developments in this specific type of cybercrime and provides you with tools and processes to minimize your risks.


K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA)

Thomas (Tommy) G. Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1994, Mr. Stephens opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. He developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he has authored and presented continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. Mr. Stephens has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past nineteen years, Mr. Stephens has presented in excess of 1,900 educational sessions to over 58,000 participants nationwide. Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms. In addition to his professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life. He and his wife of thirty years, Michelle, have two children. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running. Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Course Specifics

Specialized Knowledge
Sep 8, 2017
Basic knowledge of office computer systems and email administration

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define ransomware and identify the risks it poses to you professionally and personally
  • List the top methods by which ransomware infects an individual computer or a network
  • Cite ways to implement control methods to help reduce your risk of becoming another victim of ransomware

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