Incorporating Cybersecurity into the Accounting Curriculum

MAY 21-22, 2019 │ Atlanta, Georgia

“Major cybersecurity breaches have become routine as organizations increasingly rely on vulnerable digital technologies and third party providers.”

Protiviti, Security Threat Report, 2018

Individuals will not be able to register onsite at the Bootcamp! 

The Accounting Information Systems Section of the American Accounting Association is conducting an AIS Bootcamp, May 21-22 at the Grant Thornton, Atlanta, Georgia Office. The day and a half boot camp will begin on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and conclude on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

The accounting profession is positioned to be at the forefront of cybersecurity given our role in designing and evaluating internal controls to protect information assets, such as private personal data and company financial information. Professional accounting organizations offer training and certifications in cybersecurity awareness, and accounting firms engage in cybersecurity risk management advisory and assurance services. The accounting curriculum should prepare students with foundational skills to enhance their security posture as part of a cybersecurity team.

The AAA AIS section is proud to offer an “Incorporating Cybersecurity into the Accounting Curriculum Bootcamp”, May 21-22, at the Grant Thornton office in midtown Atlanta, GA. This two-day event will include cybersecurity, risk, and control issues presented by outstanding national practitioners and academic speakers and panelists. The event will provide exposure to cybersecurity topics and discuss current practices and issues relevant to the accounting profession. The sessions will include examples of how to integrate cybersecurity discussions or activities across the accounting curriculum.

The Bootcamp sessions will have faculty speakers collaborating with speakers from national accounting firms, industry partners, the AICPA, and ISACA.  Most sessions will include developed instructional materials informed by practice and facilitated by faculty. The goal will be to furnish attendees with cybersecurity discussion points and activities to take back for immediate use in class. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop.

Bootcamp Location

Grant Thornton
1100 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Thank you Grant Thornton for Hosting the AIS Bootcamp!