CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR TAX & FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS
Icon_Webcast
Webcast
Icon_Level
Intermediate
Credits
CPE Credits
1 Credits: Information Technology

Course Description

Ransomware continues to plague individuals and businesses of all sizes and in all industries. In fact, ransomware represents one of the biggest security threats we face today. Yet few are taking the steps necessary to reduce the risk associated with the potential loss of data caused by ransomware. Moreover, many fail to recognize the risk of a ransomware attack being considered a breach of confidential information. In this course, you will learn how effective controls can mitigate the risk of you becoming yet another ransomware victim.

Imagine turning on your computer one day to find that all your data files have been encrypted. Yet a criminal holds the key necessary for you to regain access to and use of these files. This is the classic definition of ransomware, an attack that affects hundreds of thousands of computers each year. Don’t take the unnecessary chance that you will be a victim! In this session, you will learn the best practices for reducing the chances that your data is held hostage. You will also learn key tactics for recovering your data in the event your preventive efforts fail.

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • What is ransomware and how does it spread
  • How ransomware can cripple a business
  • Specific steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim
  • What you should do if you become a victim

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this session, you should be able to:

  • Define “ransomware” and identify the risks it poses to you professionally and personally;
  • List the top methods by which this malware  infects an individual computer or a network; and
  • Implement control methods to help reduce your risk of becoming another victim of an attack.

Course Specifics

Course ID
WC12206854
Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr. Headshot
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 …

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Ransomware! Reducing Your Risk

CPE CREDITS
1 Credits: Information Technology

$65.00

Icon_Webcast
Webcast
Icon_Level
Intermediate
Credits
CPE Credits
1 Credits: Information Technology

Course Description

Ransomware continues to plague individuals and businesses of all sizes and in all industries. In fact, ransomware represents one of the biggest security threats we face today. Yet few are taking the steps necessary to reduce the risk associated with the potential loss of data caused by ransomware. Moreover, many fail to recognize the risk of a ransomware attack being considered a breach of confidential information. In this course, you will learn how effective controls can mitigate the risk of you becoming yet another ransomware victim.

Imagine turning on your computer one day to find that all your data files have been encrypted. Yet a criminal holds the key necessary for you to regain access to and use of these files. This is the classic definition of ransomware, an attack that affects hundreds of thousands of computers each year. Don’t take the unnecessary chance that you will be a victim! In this session, you will learn the best practices for reducing the chances that your data is held hostage. You will also learn key tactics for recovering your data in the event your preventive efforts fail.

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • What is ransomware and how does it spread
  • How ransomware can cripple a business
  • Specific steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim
  • What you should do if you become a victim

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this session, you should be able to:

  • Define “ransomware” and identify the risks it poses to you professionally and personally;
  • List the top methods by which this malware  infects an individual computer or a network; and
  • Implement control methods to help reduce your risk of becoming another victim of an attack.

Course Specifics

Course ID
WC12206854
Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr. Headshot
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 …

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

Ransomware! Reducing Your Risk

CPE CREDITS
1 Credits: Information Technology

$65.00