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K2's 2023 Understanding Your Ransomware Risk

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Technology
Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA
Course Levels:
1 Hour
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Protecting yourself from ransomware requires more than just anti-virus software. Additional technology protections are necessary. Further, business continuity, legal and regulatory, and cybersecurity insurance considerations should all be a part of your risk abatement strategy. Attend this session to determine if your current level of ransomware protection reduces your risk to an acceptable and identify ways to ensure that you are protected.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Distinguish between various options to mitigate risk
  • Identify practical actions for reducing ransomware risk
  • List examples of high-profile ransomware attacks and how they occurred

Major Subjects
  • Trends in ransomware attacks
  • Best practices for minimizing ransomware risk

Course Materials


Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

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K2 Enterprises

Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

During his professional career, Tommy has gained valuable experience in a variety of positions, including:

  • Working as an auditor and technology consultant for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm;
  • Leading an Internal Audit staff and managing a Cost Accounting team for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Serving as a Chief Financial Officer for an international engineering organization; and
  • Founding and managing his public accounting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small and emerging businesses.

In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past twenty-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

Presently, Tommy resides in Woodstock, Georgia, where he enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, running, and other outdoor activities. Tommy maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Basic knowledge of computer operations
Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Accounting and financial professionals seeking to improve data security by minimizing ransomware threats

Original Recording Date 2023
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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