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Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate Program
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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.

$1,223.10 - $1,699
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Format

Online

NASBA Field of Study

Information Technology

Level

Basic

CPE Credits

15.5

Author(s)

Mark Burnette, Drew Hendrickson

Availability

1 year

Learning Outcomes
  • 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.
Key Topics
  • 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
Product Details

Want to learn more about all of the cybersecurity certificates? Learn More

This certificate program can be purchased individually or in a bundle with the SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate Program. Bundle and save by selecting the online bundle format above.

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.

Free eBook with purchase!

Reporting on an Entity's Cybersecurity Risk Management Program and Controls - Attestation Guide is free ($89 value) and will automatically be added to your cart and My Account 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 which has been designed to provide stakeholders with useful, credible information about the effectiveness of an entity's cybersecurity efforts.

Pricing
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Nonmembers
Online
$1,699.00
AICPA Members
Online
$1,359.00
CITP Credential Holders
Online
$1,223.10

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Credit Info
CPE Credits
Online
15.5
NASBA Field of Study
Information Technology
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
Access
Online
This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for 1 year after purchase date.
Instructors
Mark Burnette
CPA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, QSA
Mark Burnette is a shareholder in the Risk Services division of LBMC Information Security, LLC. Burnette directs the firm's resources to craft security solutions that mitigate risks in a way that is relevant, practical, and actionable in an organization's environment. He believes that security must begin with a holistic assessment of risk, and with 17 plus years of experience in leading and transforming information security functions, he understands the full range of business, operational, and technology risks that organizations face.
Drew Hendrickson
CPA, CIPP, CCSFP
Drew draws on more than twelve years of experience as an information security professional and auditor to help clients manage their security program within the context of the business' overall risk environment. Drew has helped to oversee the growth of the firm through his leadership in both the SOC and HITRUST practices. He has worked directly with the AICPA in the development of training materials for Information Security advisors with a CPA or financial accounting background, including the new SOC for Cybersecurity. He also led the Information Security team in the development of the new AICPA Cybersecurity Advisory Course and is helping businesses understand the impact of SSAE 18 to their organization, not just assessors. He is a leader in the HITRUST practice, speaking at the annual HITRUST conference and assisting his clients to navigate the "audit once, report many" path.
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Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate Program
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$1,699.00
Nonmember Price
$1,699.00
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