Building a Cybersecurity Practice 


Growing cybersecurity concerns are putting organizations under pressure to demonstrate they are managing cybersecurity threats. To address this market need, the AICPA has developed a cybersecurity risk management reporting framework to assist organizations in communicating about their risk management programs. The framework is a key component of the new System and Organization Controls (SOC) for Cybersecurity engagement. Learn more about this valuable, new framework and the SOC for Cybersecurity engagement here

The PCPS Cybersecurity Toolkit provides learning resources, staff training tools, and tools to use with clients to assess their needs for cybersecurity services. Together, these tools will help your firm analyze your service opportunities and assist in building a cybersecurity practice.

PCPS Cybersecurity Toolkit

SOC for Cybersecurity: Engagement Overview
(for AICPA members)
Learn about the new SOC for Cybersecurity engagement developed by the AICPA for firms to use in assisting organizations with communicating their cybersecurity positions. This document provides an overview of what you need to know.

Exploring Cybersecurity Guide 
(for AICPA members)

This guide provides a general overview of cybersecurity. What is it? What are the threats to your firm and your clients? And what best practices should your firm implement to protect against cyber threats?

Learning Matrix
(for AICPA members)

Use this resource to learn about the numerous cybersecurity frameworks available. This document includes information on key regulations impacting cybersecurity, reference materials, industry recognized sources of security intelligence and thought leadership.

Service Opportunity Grid
(for AICPA members)
Numerous service opportunities relate to cybersecurity. Consider which of these opportunities may fit with your firm by reviewing the key considerations of each opportunity.

Service Implementation Checklist
(for PCPS members)
Interested in implementing a cybersecurity advisory service line? Follow this step by step guide to get your new service offering up and running.

Cybersecurity PowerPoint
(for PCPS members)
Host an internal meeting for your staff on the basics of cybersecurity, why it’s important and how your firm is approaching the applicable issues. Modify this template for your firm’s practices and to share cybersecurity basics with your clients.

Client FAQs
(for PCPS members)
Help your clients address some of the top cybersecurity questions they may have with this co-brandable FAQ document.

Additional Resources
These resources can provide additional guidance on cybersecurity.




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