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MICPA Symposium Focuses on Future of Cybersecurity

by MICPA | Oct 25, 2017   ()

Global spending on information security is anticipated to exceed $86 billion this year, and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants is offering a special symposium with a webinar option to discuss cybersecurity.

The Cybersecurity Symposium is scheduled for Nov. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Michigan State University Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy.

“In the last few years, cybersecurity has become a real concern for businesses and other organizations,” said Greg Soule, past chair of the MICPA Information Technology Task Force. “It’s not just big businesses that are affected – small and medium-sized businesses account for over two-thirds of all cyberattacks, or more than 4,000 attacks a day.

“Our members are increasingly called on to handle and protect sensitive information, from financial data to health care records. As businesses are moving more data online and thieves are getting more aggressive, we felt it was important to develop a symposium focused exclusively on cybersecurity.”

The symposium will cover topics including email security, the AICPA’s new Cybersecurity Risk Management Examination Reporting Framework, information technology audits, ransomware, email phishing and steps required if a business is hacked.

There will also be four special keynote addresses:

  • Cyberattacks: The Front Lines
  • The Threat Right Under Your Fingertips
  • The Cybersecurity Talk – What CEOs and Partners Should Know
  • Post Cyberattack Law & Order

Registration is $209 for MICPA members and $359 for non-members and is available by visiting micpa.org/CYBRF17

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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