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About this topic

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.

How to Start a SOC Practice

Learn to navigate this emerging area and create a niche practice to help your clients understand the benefits of SOC engagements.

Webcast Service organizations Foundational

Online accounting systems: Accounting for cloud security

This article discusses the benefits and risks of cloud-based accounting.

Article System acquisition, implementation & evaluation Foundational

The top 5 cybersecurity solutions for CPAs

This article discusses a five–pronged approach CPAs can employ in the battle against cybercriminals.

Article Information security & privacy Foundational

Use a layered cybersecurity approach to protect crown jewels

This article discusses how internal audit can help manage technology risks.

Article Information security & privacy Foundational

Cybersecurity Hot Topics for CPAs

This archived webcast discusses cybersecurity hot topics.

Webcast Information security & privacy Foundational

“Top 20” Cybersecurity Checklist

This article includes the “Pareto Principal” top 20 checklist of what firms can do to protect themselves from most cyber threats.

Article Information security & privacy Intermediate

Data analytics helps auditors gain deep insight

Technology provides opportunity to test full data sets rather than just samples.

Article Data analytics Foundational

How small businesses can keep data secure

This article suggests ways for organizations with limited IT budgets to keep their data secure.

Article Information security & privacy Foundational

Viewing cyber-security through a COSO lens

This article explores a COSO report which discusses how the 2013 internal control framework can help organisations evaluate and manage cyber-risks.

Article Internal control Foundational

Why Predictive Analytics Should Be “A CPA Thing”

This paper explains the value of predictive analytics and explain why CPAs are well positioned to be crucial participants in its adoption.

Report Data management & analytics Foundational

How to use COSO to assess IT controls

This article shows the steps organizations can follow to understand their organization’s IT system and its controls, and assess the effectiveness of those controls.

Article Internal control Intermediate

CPAs Guide to Developing the System Description for a SOC 1SM Engagement

This white paper focuses on the system description in a SOC 1 SM report.

Report Service organizations Intermediate