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The Very Real Risk of Ransomware


Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

Average Rating:
   4.9
Category:
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Faculty:
Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
2 Hour
License:
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.

Dates
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Description

Over the past two years, ransomware has surged as a major threat to individuals and organizations of all sizes. To illustrate the threat ransomware is, its’ annual cost to businesses is now estimated at over $8 billion, up from $1 billion in 2016. Against that backdrop, ask yourself “am I at risk?” Of course, the likely answer is “yes”. To reduce this risk, you should participate in this session where you will learn how you can avoid becoming yet another victim of ransomware. The survival of your business may depend on it!

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this session, you should be able to:

  • Define “ransomware” and identify how ransomware is disruptive
  • List the major ways ransomware is transmitted
  • Identify key controls you should implement to reduce your ransomware risk

Major Subjects
  • Understanding what ransomware is and how it is transmitted
  • Exploring a variety of high-profile ransomware cases
  • Developing an action plan to reduce your individual and organizational risk

Course Materials

Faculty

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

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Shareholder

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.


Dates

Wed, Mar 17, 2021 - 08:00am to 09:50am MDT
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:50am MDT
Mon, Apr 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:50pm MDT
Tue, May 04, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:50pm MDT
Thu, May 27, 2021 - 08:00am to 09:50am MDT
Wed, Jun 02, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:50am MDT
Sat, Jun 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:50pm MDT
Fri, Jul 02, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:50pm MDT
Tue, Jul 20, 2021 - 08:00am to 09:50am MDT
Mon, Aug 02, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:50am MDT
Wed, Aug 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:50pm MDT
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:50pm MDT
Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - 08:00am to 09:50am MDT
Sat, Oct 02, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:50am MDT
Mon, Oct 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:50pm MDT
Wed, Nov 10, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:50pm MST
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 08:00am to 09:50am MST
Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:50am MST
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:50pm MST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 06/01/2020
Date Added to Catalog 06/17/2020
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

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