Cybersecurity: A Guide for Accountants

9 Credits: Information Technology


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Cybersecurity: A Guide for Accountants

Course Level
CPE Credits

9 Credits: Information Technology

Course Description

This comprehensive cybersecurity CPE self study course offers a multi-faceted approach to understanding and combating cybercrime in today’s information-driven world. It begins by instilling a security mindset, essential in the realm of cybersecurity, and addresses widespread myths while introducing critical cybersecurity frameworks. The CPE course emphasizes the importance of a security-conscious culture in organizations and the role of governance in sustaining a robust cybersecurity program. It provides practical guidance on implementing IT governance and developing effective security policies. As cybercriminals continually advance their techniques, the course explores various strategies and best practices for protecting data, including cloud privacy and mobile device security. Finally, it delves into navigating the complexities of regulatory compliance, covering significant federal and state data privacy laws. This online CPE course is an invaluable resource for professionals seeking to enhance their cybersecurity knowledge and skills, ensuring their organizations are well-equipped to face the challenges of a constantly evolving digital landscape.

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Learning Objectives

After completing Part I of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize common cybersecurity misconceptions;
  • Identify the five functions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework;
  • Recognize the five stages of the ITIL Framework;
  • Identify the main causes for the rise of cyberattacks;
  • Recognize common types of cyberattacks;
  • Identify different kinds of cyber threat actors; and
  • Identify ways to protect yourself against cybercrime.

After completing Part II of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the objectives of IT governance;
  • Recognize the role of the board in cybersecurity;
  • Identify management activities associated with IT governance;
  • Recognize the key principles of the COBIT Framework; and
  • Identify must-have security policies for every organization.

After completing Part III of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the essential physical security measures;
  • Recognize the essential information security measures;
  • Identify cloud computing security measures; and
  • Recognize mobile device security best practices.

After completing Part IV of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the significant federal regulations of data privacy and protection;
  • Recognize the key provisions of state privacy laws;
  • Identify the key provisions of the HIPAA; and
  • Recognize the key requirements of the GLBA.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
April 11, 2023

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

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For many years, Delta CPE LLC has offered a wide variety of continuing education courses for financial professionals. Topics covered by Delta’s courses include accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, financial statement reporting, business management, IFRS, ethics, valuations, real estate, and business writing. The diversity and breadth of Delta’s course offerings make the company a prolific and unique contributor to the CPE world. Delta’s well-credentialed authors and contributors have also been published in numerous academic and professional journals and quoted by some of the leading financial media outlets.