Donny Shimamoto Assesses Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks at ENGAGE 2018

June 07, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Donny Shimamoto will be a featured presenter at AICPA ENGAGE 2018. The largest CPA conference of the year will take place June 9 through 14th at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendees have 7 curriculums to choose from with over 250 courses and up to 35 CPE credits.

Shimamoto's session, Assessing Your Firm's Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks, will take place on June 14th at 11:15am and will address the recent increase in security vulnerabilities affecting public accounting firms.

The in-depth but non-technical session will teach attendees how to assess their cybersecurity risk using techniques familiar to most auditors and accountants who have done internal control work. They will learn to identify data sets and systems that are at risk and the questions they need to ask the IT department, service providers, and business partners to better understand risks and exposure. Shimamoto will also address requirements of cyber-liability insurance and the implications of information security practices.

Shimamoto commented on the high-demand topic, "This new course was developed to address the increasingly high volume of attacks we are seeing on public accounting firms. Due to the sensitive data housed, firms are becoming acutely aware of their risks and need to understand how to protect themselves and respond when they are hacked. We will address those concerns in a non-techy fashion so that firm owners and managers can provide better oversight of their IT service providers. I will also be on the Ask the TECH+ Expert panel the afternoon of the 14th which is a great wrap up panel where attendees can get answers to a wide-array of technology questions that perhaps wasn't addressed by the sessions they attended."

Donny is a past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee, and former member of its Governing Council and Assurance Services Executive Committee. 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 via CGMA webcasts.

Donny has been recognized as a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 through 2018, and one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today in 2013, 2014, and 2017. He has received the President's Award from the Hawaii State Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2014, recognized by Avalara as one of the Top Social Influencers of 2018 and was recently awarded an AICPA Standing Ovation Award in Information Management and Technology Assurance.

About Donny Shimamoto
Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and technology management for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. Donny (@DonnyITK) is a recognized thought leader and educator in the fields of accounting technology, IT risk management, organizational development, and performance management fields; his dedication to helping accountants and organizations strategically innovate while proactively managing their business and identify technical risk is paramount. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and can be seen across the U.S. educating audiences year after year. For more information, visit 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 CPA.

About IntrapriseTechKnowlogies
IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC (ITK) is an advisory-focused CPA firm, focused on organizational development and business process transformation for accounting firms, nonprofits, and other businesses that are innovative and think BIG. ITK formulated the Intraprise Architecture model and consulting methodology that optimizes an IT strategy to support an organization's business strategy. ITK is a combined management consulting firm and systems integrator which results in expertise to right-size enterprise processes and leverage cost-effective technologies that enable 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 operations optimization consulting services. Visit for more information. ###

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