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SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate Program

Help your clients navigate threats as a trusted business adviser for their cybersecurity risk management programs. Learn how with this self-paced CPE certificate program

$815 - $1,179
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NASBA Field of Study




CPE Credits



Tony Chapman, Anurag Sharma


1 year

Product Number


 Business & partner 
MyCPE Manager compatible
Product Details

This certificate program can be purchased as a bundle with the Cybersecurity Advisory Certificate Program.

The state of cyber-threats and the measures against them

Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving the boards of directors, managers, investors and other stakeholders of organizations of all sizes – whether public or private.

The result? Your clients are under 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.

The framework for cybersecurity attestation

SOC for Cybersecurity meets a growing business need for attestation. It's a solution that builds upon the accounting profession's experience in auditing system and organization controls.

For clients whose cybersecurity risk management programs are mature, an independent CPA can perform an examination and express an expert opinion:

  • Is the program accurately described?
  • Are the controls effective?

Your opportunity as a cybersecurity adviser

This self-study certificate helps you understand how to perform SOC for Cybersecurity attestation examinations using the AICPA's new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework.

As a certificate recipient, you'll be among the first to showcase your knowledge about the AICPA's profession-wide approach to cybersecurity.

Our family of tech-specific certificates

Get the bigger story on cybersecurity, plus other certificates for accountants and finance professionals.

Free eBook with purchase

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.

Created 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 designed to provide stakeholders with useful, credible information about the effectiveness of an entity's cybersecurity efforts.

Digital badges: Your professional distinction

After you complete the three-part webcast series, you will be awarded a certificate in the form of a digital badge.

Proudly display it anywhere on the internet – a personal blog, a social site such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, Open Badges, a bio page on a company website or your email signature ;

Key Topics
  • Cyberthreat landscape and the terminology used to describe various aspects of cybersecurity
  • Various SOC services
  • Components of cybersecurity risk management program
  • How to use the description criteria
  • How to use the control criteria to assess an entity's controls over cybersecurity
  • Key considerations prior to accepting a cybersecurity examination engagement and key planning considerations
  • Key steps involved in performing the cybersecurity risk management examination
  • Cybersecurity risk management program overview
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the AICPA's Cybersecurity Risk Management reporting framework and how IT organizations and practitioners may use it to evaluate controls and communicate certain cybersecurity information to interested parties.
  • Analyze the components of an organization's cybersecurity risk management program.
  • Recognize the performance and reporting requirements of a SOC for Cybersecurity examination.
Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
Familiarity with the cybersecurity description criteria and the trust services criteria
This is a digital product. With full paid access the content will be available to you for 1 year after purchase date.
Digital Badge
After completing the course, you will receive a digital badge that can be easily shared with your professional network
For more information, please refer to CPE requirements and NASBA sponsorship information
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Tony Chapman
"Tony is a partner and the leader of Withum's System and Organization Controls (SOC) Practice. He has more than 25 years of experience and is one of our Firm's leading internal control assessment specialists. Tony is among the small group of professionals in the United States designated as a SOC 1® and SOC 2® specialist by the Oversight Task Force of the AICPA Peer Review Board. He is also a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). Tony concentrates his practice in the areas of System and Organization Controls consulting and auditing. He has extensive experience within a variety of industries including finance and banking, technology, unified communications, third party administration, healthcare and government programs on international, national and regional levels, and he has developed extensive expertise in assessing internal accounting control design and effectiveness. He has presented the first SOC for Cyber Certification Course for the AICPA. A graduate of the Luben School of Business of Pace University, Tony became a partner in the firm in 1994. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey."
Anurag Sharma
"Anurag is a Principal of the Firm's Cybersecurity practice and System and Organization Controls (SOC) practice based out of our Princeton, NJ office. Anurag is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC). He is also designated as a SOC 1® and SOC 2® specialist by the Oversight Task Force of the AICPA Peer Review Board. He developed and presented the first SOC for Cyber Certification Course for the AICPA. Anurag has over 19 years of experience and is one of Withum's leading Cybersecurity specialists. His areas of expertise include Cybersecurity Assessments (NIST Cybersecurity Framework), SOC Suite of Services (SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC for Cybersecurity), Corporate Governance, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance and ISO/IEC 27001 Consulting. Anurag has contributed a number of articles on IT audits focused on the small and medium businesses (SMB) and is a regular speaker on Cybersecurity and SOC related topics at PICPA, NJCPA, CTCPA and Withum's client seminars. He is a graduate of Symbiosis Center for Management & Human Resource Development (India), where he received his Master of Business Administration degree in Information Systems. Anurag is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and International Information systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2."

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