Cyber Security Threats and Breaches

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 1.5

Advancements in technology have raised the level of acknowledgement of threats in the cyber age. These threats touch both the business world and personal lives. Information technology is no longer a “back-office” function. Once considered a process area that was solely part of the Chief Information Officer’s domain, companies must now acknowledge that whether the threats are internal or external, they are very real and can and will cause harm to many organizations in many ways. As a result, it is imperative that professionals across the company understand and be prepared to deal with the multitude of ever-growing cyber threats.


In this two-part series, we examine the landscape of cyber threats as they currently exist. We take a look at the biggest incidents related to cyber security of the 21st century (so far). We then delve into obtaining an understanding of the various threats that can impact our everyday lives, both business and personal. Part two of this series will deal with a topic that has hit the boardroom and governance body agenda of almost all companies – Cyber Risk Management. In part two we discuss the various cyber risk management frameworks available and how your organization can utilize them to be prepared for the inevitable.

Lesson objectives:
  • Explore the meaning and impact of data breaches.
  • Examine recent cyber incidents and their impact on business.
  • Identify types and methods of the most proliferate cyber threats.
  • Explore actions professionals and organizations can take towards prevention.


Field: Auditing
CPE: 1.5
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video




Your Instructor


Lynn Fountain
Lynn Fountain

Consultant, CPA, CGMA, CRMA, MBA, Past Chief Audit Executive

Business Consultant, Trainer, Author


Ms. Fountain has over 40 years of experience spanning public accounting, industry accounting and consulting. Sixteen years of that experience has been in the field of internal audit, risk managment and process improvement. She is well adept to assist your organization evaluate business strategy, perform risk assessments, establish a Sarbanes-Oxley process, synergizing internal audit processes or perform process improvement projects.


As a past corporate executive Lynn has a passion for working with professionals to enhance their processes and provide leading edge education. She has authored and delivered hundreds of training courses for accounting, finance and audit professionals. Her training is filled with not just theory but real world application.


Ms. Fountain has authored three technical publications:

-Leading the Internal Audit Function 

-Raise the Red Flag

-Ethics and the Internal Auditor's political dilemma


Lynn is a recognized leader in the internal audit profession as well as a recognized business professional.  


Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has active, current CPA, CGMA, and CRMA credentials.


https://www.lynnfountain.net/


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