Surgent Hosts Cyber Security Course Taught by Donny Shimamoto
July 07, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsJuly 7, 2016 - Donny Shimamoto will present Assessing Cyber Security Risk for Accounting Firms on July 13th at 1:00pm Eastern Time via Surgent Professional Education. The course will offer 2 CPE credits and costs $89; attendees will learn how to identify data sets and systems that are at risk in the firm.
Accounting firms are generally at greater risk of a cyber-attack or data breach due to the sensitive nature of multiple organizations' data on their systems. Approaching the subject with IT staff can be a difficult task and cyber-liability insurance only addresses monetary issues, when a privacy breach may also put a firm's reputation at risk. This course will dissect the issue for non-techies and so that a firm's partners and stakeholders can begin to better understand a firm's true risk and exposure.
Donny is the immediate past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee, and former member of its Governing Council and Assurance Services Executive Committee. An honoree of multiple industry and professional awards, he has worked on several international collaborations between the AICPA and CIMA related to business intelligence and is also a frequent speaker on how management accountants can help add-value to their organizations.
Donny has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today in 2013 and 2014, a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2016, he received the 2009-2010 President's Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2007, 2009 and 2014, a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004, and was recently awarded the AICPA Standing Ovation Award.
About Donny Shimamoto
Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, a specialized CPA firm dedicated to helping small businesses and middle market organizations leverage strategic technologies, proactively manage their business and technical risks, and enable balanced organizational growth and development. Donny (@DonnyITK) is a recognized thought leader in the Accounting Technology performance management fields. He is dedicated to helping accountants and small businesses become more efficient using the most innovative tools and systems available to generate higher profits. For more information, visit http://www.donnyitk.com/ where you can find Donny inspiring the next generation of business professionals in his personal blog on leadership, business, IT and his life as a technical CPA.
IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC (ITK) is an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and business process outsourcing for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. With expertise in right-sizing enterprise processes and leveraging cost-effective enterprise technologies that enables small and mid-sized organizations to gain a competitive advantage, ITK is focused on providing executive-level technology management, enterprise architecture, business performance management, information architecture and management, technology risk management, and knowledge management consulting services. Visit http://www.intraprisetechknowlogies.com/ for more information.