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K2's The Very Real Risk of Ransomware


Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

Average Rating:
   5
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. Ransomware's annual cost to businesses is now estimated at over $8 billion, up from $1 billion in 2016. Most businesses are at risk. Avoid becoming yet another victim by attending this session. The survival of your business may depend on it!

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • 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

Mon, Aug 02, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EDT
Wed, Aug 25, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EDT
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm EDT
Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:49am EDT
Sat, Oct 02, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EDT
Mon, Oct 18, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EDT
Wed, Nov 10, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm EST
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:49am EST
Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EST
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EST
Tue, Jan 04, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EST
Fri, Jan 14, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm EST
Tue, Feb 01, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:49am EST
Fri, Feb 11, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EST
Tue, Mar 01, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EST
Fri, Mar 11, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm EST
Tue, Apr 05, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:49am EDT
Fri, Apr 15, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EDT
Tue, May 03, 2022 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm EDT
Fri, May 20, 2022 - 04:00pm to 05:49pm EDT
Tue, Jun 07, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:49am EDT
Fri, Jun 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm EDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2021
Date Added to Catalog 06/22/2021
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals seeking to reduce their risk becoming yet another victim of ransomware
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

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