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Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving the boards of directors, managers, investors and other stakeholders of organizations of all sizes whether public or private. Organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events. 

The result? Your clients are under pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats. And that they have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events. 

SOC for Cybersecurity meets a growing business need for attestation. It's a solution that builds upon the accounting profession's experience in auditing system and organization controls. For clients whose cybersecurity risk management programs are mature, an independent CPA can perform an examination and express an expert opinion: 

Is the program accurately described? 

Are the controls effective? 

This self-study certificate helps you understand how to perform SOC for Cybersecurity attestation examinations using the AICPA's new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the AICPA's Cybersecurity Risk Management reporting framework and how IT organizations and practitioners may use it to evaluate controls and communicate certain cybersecurity information to interested parties
  • Analyze the components of an organization's cybersecurity risk management program. Recognize the performance and reporting requirements of a SOC for Cybersecurity examination

Free eBook with purchase

Reporting on an Entity's Cybersecurity Risk Management Program and Controls - Attestation Guide is included (an $89 value) and will be included when you purchase this certificate program. Created by the AICPA, this authoritative guide provides interpretive guidance to enable CPAs to examine and report on an entity's cybersecurity risk management program and controls within that program. The guide delivers a framework designed to provide stakeholders with useful, credible information about the effectiveness of an entity' s cybersecurity efforts.

AICPA is the sponsor of record for an digital badges earned. OSCPA does not maintain or award AICPA digital badges.

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