JofA Cybersecurity Center


Cybercrime is a significant threat to CPA firms and their clients. For businesses and other organizations, the loss of customer or employee records to a cyberattack can cost millions of dollars and do significant damage to reputation and brand. Data breaches cost organizations $5.5 million per incident, or $194 per record stolen, in 2011, according to the annual Cost of Data Breach Study from the Ponemon Institute and Symantec.

To assist in the protection of digital data and systems across the accounting profession, the JofA has compiled links to its coverage of cybersecurity issues as well as links to resources from the AICPA. The JofA will update this page on a regular basis, so check back often for the latest news on how you can protect yourself, your business, and your clients from cybercriminals.

Cybersecurity Content

Note: Content is grouped by topic. Topics are listed, top to bottom, from those with the most articles to those with the fewest articles. Articles can appear in more than one topic list.

Cloud


Threats


Mobile Devices


Risk Management


Security Tips


Diagnostic Tool


General Interest

AICPA RESOURCES

CPE self-study

Publication

Websites

SPONSORED REPORT

Why cybercriminals are targeting CPAs

This free report expands on the most commonly found scams, why education and specialized IT knowledge help to lessen security vulnerabilities, and why every firm should plan carefully for how it would respond to a breach.

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How tax reform — and Excel — are changing the CPA Exam

Mike Decker, the vice president of examinations at the AICPA, discusses changes being made to the exam as a result of tax reform — and about how Excel will now be available for use on the test.