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These learning resources are designed to help you - whether working in a business or firm - establish and maintain proficiency in the areas of information and data management and analysis; IT risk and assurance services, including service organization controls (SOC) reporting; and information security and privacy, including the growing issue of cybersecurity.

5 Data Backup Gaps and How to Fix Them

This blog post looks at some of the most common data backup considerations and how to address them.

Article Information security & privacy Intermediate

Data mining your general ledger with Excel

Learn how to use Microsoft Excel to unearth and interpret the wealth of data hidden in the general ledger.

Article Data management & analytics Foundational

Top Cybercrimes White Paper: How CPAs Can Protect Themselves and Their Clients

This white paper defines cybercrimes and examines the crimes and their effect on data and systems.

Report Information security & privacy Foundational

How to choose a cloud vendor

This column offers basic information to help you determine your needs, as well as a set of questions you can use to assess potential cloud vendors.

Article Accounting information systems and digital technologies Intermediate

How to be street smart when budgeting for security

This article provides 5 tips which will help organizations fit security spending into their budgets in a balanced way.

Article Information systems environment Foundational

3 Steps to Mitigate and Respond to a Security Breach in the Cloud

This blog post presents three steps to take to address cloud computing security.

Article Information security & privacy Intermediate

5 Low- or No-Cost Ways for CPAs to Help Slam the Door on Cybercriminals

Cybersecurity is costly, and budgets are always limited This blog post discusses five simple steps CPAs can take to help protect data without breaking the bank.

Article Information security & privacy Intermediate

Technology risk: It’s more than cybersecurity

This column discusses the “silent killers” of technology risk that organizations must master to protect their business.

Article IT risk & assurance services Intermediate

The next frontier in data analytics

​This article discusses why CPAs and organizations need to learn to use advanced technology to predict and achieve outcomes.

Article Practice growth Intermediate

How CPAs can make the most of their tech resources

New technologies provide opportunity, but growing threats pose increased risk. What can CPAs do? In this article, accounting technology experts offer their advice.

Article Information security & privacy Foundational

Why the power of data is in the analysis

This article discusses four ways finance can help improve an organization’s approach to harnessing its data:

Article Data analytics Foundational

Be vigilant about cybersecurity, warns former FBI agent

Chris Tarbell led FBI investigations that resulted in multiple high-profile cybercrime arrests. In this article, he shares his tips for cybersecurity.

Article Information security & privacy Foundational