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Thursday, February 4, 2021 Live Webcast

Cybersecurity Disruption - What CPAs Need to Know (X2-17079)

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

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2.0 CPE Credits in SK


This session covers the topic of cybersecurity, but goes beyond the basics and often discussed tips and tactics for CPAs and other practitioners. This course examines how cybersecurity will, and already is, changing the cybersecurity conversation.


CPAs, accountants, and IT professionals


After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Document and explain how emerging technology tools are changing and disrupting the cybersecurity conversation for accountants as well as clients.
  • Assess possible pain points, gaps, and areas of weakness that are arising as emerging technologies become increasingly mainstream.
  • Have the ability to explain and articulate the implications of both technology and regulation on the cybersecurity policies already in place to safeguard and secure confidential and identifiable information.


  • The content of this course will cover several of the most important trends and topics driving change in the cybersecurity conversation. As blockchain platforms, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream.  The implications for cybersecurity policies and procedures are profound. 
  • This session provides attendees with the terminology, concepts, strategies, and applications that will enable them to deliver value to clients seeking cybersecurity solutions now and moving forward. 








Sean Stein Smith

Sean D. Stein Smith, CPA, CFE, CGMA, CMA

Assistant Professor

Lehman College

Dr. Sean Stein Smith, DBA, CPA, CMA, CGMA, CFE Dr. Sean Stein Smith is an expert and sought-after speaker, focusing on the intersection of financial services, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. He is a regular contributor to IBM’s Blockchain Unleashed website, analyzing applications for blockchain technology on business at large, as well as being a regular expert guest on China Global TV Network discussing blockchain and related applications. He is licensed as a CPA in New Jersey. Sean is a member of the Advisory Board for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, which coordinates with the AICPA in developing standards and reporting frameworks in this emerging area. Sean continuously works with, and consults for, the AICPA and several professional training organizations in the creation and delivery of blockchain and cryptocurrency related content. Additionally, his analysis and thought leadership in the blockchain and cryptocurrency area has been featured in dozens of articles, including a 2018 feature article in the CPA Journal. Sean has given dozens of presentations of blockchain technology, both domestically and internationally. He is currently under contract to publish two books focusing on blockchain applications for financial services and other industry sectors.


$69.00 - Member

$79.00 - Nonmember

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