Cybersecurity Resource Center 

Malicious cyberattacks against public and private companies and various agencies of the federal government have highlighted the growing cybersecurity risk to organizations of all sizes, in all sectors. As trusted advisors, CPAs play a multifaceted role in cybersecurity risk management by:
  • Protecting client and customer data: With cybersecurity attacks on the rise, CPA firms and businesses of all sizes must increase their awareness of potential internal risks and take proactive steps to safeguard valuable client and customer information.
  • Advising clients:  CPAs, especially those with a specialization in information technology, can share their expertise and best practices with clients, helping them address risks associated with cybersecurity. 
  • Providing assurance: As trusted business advisors, CPAs are uniquely positioned to provide an examination on an entity’s cybersecurity risk management program to help instill confidence in an entity’s efforts to address cybersecurity risks. 
Featured Resources
Find the latest resources on cybersecurity. 

  • Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework
    To help organizations communicate about and CPAs report on their cybersecurity risk management efforts, the AICPA has launched a cybersecurity risk management framework. Visit to learn more. 

  • Building a Cybersecurity Practice 
    A set of tools from the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) helps practitioners understand the cybersecurity risks they and their clients face and communicate with clients about how to address those risks. Resources require login; some resources require PCPS membership as well. 

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