CPA firms and accounting departments are being specifically targeted and are under attack. Find out what you can do today to keep your data safe. This CTCPA conference, sponsored by the Technology Committee, is designed for CPAs. With cyber crime on the rise, you can't afford to miss this informative program.
All CPAs and accounting professionals
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Wednesday, November 10
Presented by: Caroline Simmons - State Representative, 144th District, Stamford, CT, Connecticut General Assembly
An overview of the evolving cybersecurity threat to CT businesses and consumers and 2021 legislation to address this threat: An Act Incentivizing the Adoption of Cybersecurity Standards for Businesses.
Presented by: Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA - Founder and Managing Director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC
Protecting yourself from ransomware requires more than just anti-virus software. There are additional layers of technology protections, business continuity considerations, legal and regulatory considerations, and potentially cyberliability insurance. Attend this session to determine if your current level of ransomware protection reduces your risk to an acceptable level and identify ways to ensure that you are protected.
Test out some of the best cyber-security tools and products during these interactive demonstrations.
Moderator: Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA - Founder and Managing Director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC
Jeff Cappa - Senior Cyber Forensic Analyst at Whittlesey Technology
Cassandra Dreyer - Senior Tax Analyst, Business Performance Lab at Internal Revenue Service
Linn F. Freedman, CIPP/US - Partner and Chair of Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team, Robinson & Cole LLP
Scott Garcia - Professional Services Risk Manager at Smith Brothers Insurance
Panel to discuss what the IRS saw this past tax season, IRS expectations of tax preparers, and change in the cyber risk landscape, as well as any updates on mitigation strategies.
Presented by: Christopher Wisneski - Manager, IT Security & Assurance Services at Whittlesey Technology
The session will cover how to identify and understand what FTI you possess in your organization as well as how to protect this data while remaining in compliance with the FTC Safeguards rule and IRS guidelines.
Presented by: Erich Kron - Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4
Cyber security threats continue to proliferate and become more costly to businesses that suffer a data breach. When it comes to combating these growing risks, most organizations continue to place more trust in technology-based solutions than on training their employees to be more aware of the threat landscape and able to recognize the red flags in cyber breach attempts.
Join Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, as he explains the emerging threats, the strengths and weaknesses that users bring to an organization's security culture, and strategies to fortify your organizations last layer of security, your users.
In this webinar you will learn:
• Current and emerging attack landscape and how organizations are coping
• Right and wrong approaches to changing employee behavior
• How to build a successful Security Awareness Training Program
Presented by: Scott Garcia - Professional Services Risk Manager at Smith Brothers Insurance
What a firm needs to know about the Cyber Insurance market and trends in cyber attacks. We will also discuss tips, and provide advice on how to manage the cyber exposure for a CPA firm.
Presented by: James C. Bourke, CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMA - Director of Firm Technology and Managing Director of Advisory Services at WithumSmith+Brown
Steven J. Ursillo, Jr., CPA, CISA, CISSP - Partner, Risk Assurance & Advisory at Cherry Bekaert
In the session attendees will walk away with the understanding of the AICPA’s Description Criteria for Use in the Cybersecurity Risk Management. This description criteria is utilized as an excellent foundation to build out a company’s cybersecurity governance and risk management plan. Our speakers will share best practices in the development of risk management plans, with a focus on key elements to implement and maintain a state of the art cybersecurity risk management program for an organization. The session will end with the sharing of resources, including links to sample security plans, education and tools that can be tailored to meet the needs of those CPAs in public, private or government practice.
Presented by: Jeff Cappa - Senior Cyber Forensic Analyst at Whittlesey Technology
David Modzelewski - Director at Whittlesey Technology
This presentation will cover some of the tools, tips, and techniques that can help prevent system compromises or reduce the risk of data breach if your business systems do become the target of an attack.
Non-Member Price $294.00
Member Price $199.00