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Current Tech Crimes – Ripped from the Headlines

May 4, 2020 @ 2:25 pm - 4:05 pm

Course Description

Security is a top concern for CPAs every year. Yet many hacks result from organizations not implementing effective internal controls over information technology. In this session, you will learn about critical IT-related controls using a case study approach with stories which are all new for 2020. More specifically, you will learn from real-world examples of breaches and security failures. Accordingly, you will understand better how to protect your company and its data. Attend this fast-paced session and learn more about IT-related controls you can use to prevent computer crimes such as identity and information theft, tax refund fraud, and more.

Learning Objectives

List at least three major security incidents reported in the headlines in the last two years, and explain at least one major control design or operation flaws which allowed the hack to occur Define the three factors used to authenticate someone to a system and explain why two-factor authentication is preferable to one-factor authentication
Explain why home-grade computer hardware and applications are inherently less secure than business and enterprise-grade hardware and applications
List at least three best practices learned as a result of reviewing the incidents cited in the case studies


May 4, 2020
2:25 pm - 4:05 pm
Event Category:


CPE Credits
Basic knowledge of technology strategy and standards
NASBA Category
Computer Software and Applications
Brian Tankersley
Delivery Method
Group Live Seminar
Who Should Attend
Accounting and financial professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of technology and the return on their investment in technology
K2 Event ID
Event Location
Houston, TX
Conference Title
Texas CPA Technology Conference
Event Time Zone