Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate Program
Cybersecurity threats are escalating resulting in increased pressure for organizations to demonstrate that they have effective controls in place to detect, respond to and recover from cyber attacks. This CPE certificate program will teach you how to help your clients navigate threats by becoming a trusted business advisor for their organization's cybersecurity risk management programs.
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Mark Burnette, Drew Hendrickson
Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving the boards of directors, managers, investors and other stakeholders of organizations of all sizes—whether public or private. Organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events.
Cybersecurity yields potential business opportunities for a firm to better serve its clients. As a trusted business advisor, firm practitioners can provide advisory services that help companies spot cybersecurity weaknesses, identify potential risks and offer advice on how to safeguard information and systems. Learn how you can help your clients navigate threats by becoming a trusted business advisor for their organization's cybersecurity risk management programs.
Upon completing the learning, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge to be proudly displayed anywhere on the internet—a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla Open Badges, a biographical page on a company website, or an online resume.
Learning for Trust Services Criteria and Description Criteria
The content within these certificate programs reference the trust services criteria and description criteria. If you need guidance and examples, then consider purchasing Walkthrough of the Trust Services Criteria and Walkthrough of the Description Criteria.
Exploring Cybersecurity Toolkit
This toolkit, developed by PCPS, provides learning resources and staff training tools which can assist firms in assessing their own cybersecurity position, as well as that of their clients. Together, these tools will provide insight on your firm's cybersecurity strengths and opportunities for improvement, in addition to helping your firm analyze your service opportunities with clients. Learn more.
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Reporting on an Entity's Cybersecurity Risk Management Program and Controls - Attestation Guide is included (an $89 value) and will automatically be added to your cart when you purchase this certificate. reated by the AICPA, this authoritative guide provides interpretive guidance to enable CPAs to examine and report on an entity's cybersecurity risk management program and controls within that program. The guide delivers a framework which has been designed to provide stakeholders with useful, credible information about the effectiveness of an entity's cybersecurity efforts.
- Cybersecurity risk management program overview
- Cybersecurity advisory service opportunities
- Cybersecurity examination services versus advisory services
- Cybersecurity frameworks, including the AICPA cybersecurity risk management program reporting framework
- Drivers for cybersecurity advisory needs
- Gap analysis and risk assessment
- Common cybersecurity advisory services, such as SOC for Cybersecurity readiness assessments and penetration testing
- Tools to effectively perform advisory services including qualifications and certifications, backgrounds and expertise, and other resources you would need to market and deliver in a quality manner
- Articulate the nature and types of cybersecurity advisory services that can be performed.
- Identify key considerations of each of those advisory services.
- Recognize what one would need to effectively perform advisory services.
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