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K2's Safeguarding Taxpayer Data – A Guide For Your Required Security Plan


Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

Average Rating:
   12
Category:
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Faculty:
Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
2 Hours
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Access for 30 day(s) after program date.

Dates
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Description

Combatting today’s cybercriminals takes all of us working together. The Internal Revenue Service works with state tax agencies and the tax industry to fight these 21st-century identity thieves. Unfortunately, data thefts at tax professionals’ offices are on the rise. Online providers also must follow the six security and privacy standards in Publication 1345, Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns. In addition, you fall under the PTIN and 4557 considerations if you prepare tax returns. Learn how to fulfill your obligations by participating in this session.

 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • List examples of basic security steps and how to take them
  • Identify the signs of data theft and how to report data theft
  • List examples of how to respond and recover from a data loss
  • Identify examples of specific compliance issues found in the FTC Safeguards Rule

Major Subjects
  • Understand the need for protecting client data
  • Learn about the required security and privacy standards
  • Leave with a sample plan to consider your tax practice

Course Materials

Faculty

Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston's Profile

Randolph (Randy) P. Johnston Related seminars and products

Exec VP – Co-Founder

K2 Enterprises, LLC


Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 40 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Accounting Software Selection, Paperless, Systems and Network Integration, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Development and Management, Process Engineering and outsourced managed services.

 

EXPERIENCE

K2 Enterprises

(K2E.com)

1990 – Present

Hammond, LA

Executive Vice President, Shareholder – Nation’s leading technology CPE provider to CPA professionals. Consults to high profile technology vendors. Delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare and banking. Creates and presents seminars and articles on 30+ technology topics including CPA Firm Technology, Cloud, Paperless, Business Continuity, Accounting Software and Business Strategies leveraging technology.

Network Management Group, Inc. (NMGI.com)

1983 – Present

Hutchinson, KS

Chairman & CEO, Stockholder – Consults and specializes in Strategic Technology including planning, selection and implementation. Expertise: CPA Firm Technology and strategy; Paperless; Accounting Software, Business Intelligence and CRM; Infrastructure including: Cloud, Business Continuity, Virtualization, Backup, and remote management.

Hutchinson Community College
1977 - 1997

Department Chair, Professor, Adjunct - Mathematics & MIS Depts. Designed and taught courses in all areas of mathematics & computing.

Professional Data Services
1978 - 1981

Programmer and system designer - Developed a medical system including the first paperless claims in Kansas, appointments and collection systems. Owned ComputerLand, Entre’ and Connecting Point stores, received first IBM PC and first Compaq in Kansas.

Farmland Industries
1977 - 1978                                                                 

Programmer and system designer - Developed and maintained P&L, Credit Union and Feedlot accounting

 

EDUCATION

Hutchinson Community College, 1975

A.A. in Computer Science, Math

Kansas State University,1977

B.S., summa cum laude, in C.S., Math, Science

Wichita State University, 1981

Masters of Computer Science, 60+ post graduate hours

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Accounting Today

Listed as one of the 2004-2013 Top 100 Most Influential People

CPA Practice Advisor

Accounting Hall of Fame 2011, Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2014

Accounting Technology

Listed as one of the top nine technology stars in the industry

AICPA Technology Conference

Past Chair and featured Speaker for the past 28 years.

Who’s Who in Business & Industry – 1990-2013; in Computing 1987-2013

Acknowledged as leading business professional and as a leading computing professional

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP

Novell Corporation

Certified Network Administrator – CNA

AutoDesk, 3Com, Entre’

Certified CAD specialist, Network Professional, Data Communications

 

PUBLICATIONS

Various publications 1978 - Present

CPA Practice Advisor monthly columnist, Journal of Accountancy, CRN, Accounting Technology, PCWeek, InfoWorld, Interface, State Society newsletters, frequent quotes in accounting and computer press.

Mitchell Publishing - 1981

Basic Using Micros

Random House - 1982

Business Computing Systems

McGraw Hill - 1984

Computers: An Introduction

John Wiley & Sons Publishing - 2002

Technology Best Practices

K2 Enterprises – 2003-2012

Accounting Software Solutions


Dates

Sat, Feb 04, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm MST
Fri, Feb 10, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:49am MST
Tue, Feb 14, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:49am MST
Wed, Feb 22, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm MST
Tue, Mar 07, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm MST
Wed, Mar 15, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:49am MDT
Thu, Mar 23, 2023 - 05:00pm to 06:49pm MDT
Wed, Mar 29, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm MDT
Tue, Apr 04, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm MDT
Sat, Apr 08, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:49am MDT
Thu, Apr 20, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:49am MDT
Tue, Apr 25, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm MDT
Tue, May 02, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm MDT
Mon, May 08, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:49am MDT
Fri, May 19, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:49am MDT
Thu, May 25, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm MDT
Tue, Jun 06, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm MDT
Wed, Jun 14, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:49am MDT
Thu, Jun 22, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:49am MDT
Fri, Jun 30, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Fundamental knowledge of tax return preparation processes and cybersecurity issues
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals who are seeking to stay abreast of major technology developments
Original Recording Date 2022
Course Developer K2 Enterprises 
Date Added to Catalog 03/15/2022

Additional Information

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Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based


Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration


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