What In-House Counsel Should Know about the NIST and AICPA Frameworks and other Steps to Mitigate or Avoid Cybersecurity Risks and Threats

Program Number: 2733

Program Date: 08/08/2017

Description

This program describes the problem of cybersecurity, including common vulnerabilities that can be exploited in order to gain unauthorized access to systems and data, and discusses some common frameworks, such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") Cybersecurity Framework and the new American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA") Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework that can be used to understand and address the cybersecurity risks and threats in any type of organization. Also covered are cyber liability insurance which is becoming more prevalent in today’s marketplace, and key steps that organizations should consider implementing to make an immediate impact in their cybersecurity risk profile.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Not Available in NY

Presenters


Michael Pinna, CPA

Buchbinder Tunick & Company LLP

Michael Pinna, CPA, is IT Audit Senior Manager at Buchbinder Tunick & Company LLP. As the practice leader of his firm’s IT Audit & Assurance Group, he provides IT audit and assurance services with a focus on IT security and Service Organization Controls (SOC) reporting. These services are all related to providing assurance on the security, reliability, confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information technology systems. He also specializes in IT risk assessment and vulnerability scans, compliance management, security and privacy risks, Sarbanes-Oxley IT controls, disaster recovery, and business continuity training. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Public Accountants, where he was a former chairman and currently serves on the Technology Assurance Committee, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Pinna earned his Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics at Cornell University and his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Binghamton University.

 

 

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