Keep Your Edge – What Every CPA Needs to Know About Technology Conference

November 14, 2018

 

Tech

 

December 10th

Join Tommy Stephens with K2 for a jam-packed day exploring the world of technology as it relates to CPAs! This day will be broken into the following 2-hour mini seminars to ensure you get the most information we can pack into a single day!

  • Tech Update
  • Microsoft Power BI – Power Reporting for Free!
  • The Best Kept Secrets of Windows 10
  • Tales of True Tech Crimes – Ripped from the Headlines

December 11th - Virtual Bonus Day!

This bonus day will be comprised of 3 ala cart virtual sessions - attend 1 or all, you choose!

  • 8 - 9:30 am - Bringing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to the Financial Audit Space
  • 9:45 - 10:45 am - Cybersecurity Training: Who, What, When, Where, and Why
    • Lindsey Whinnery, CPA, CISSP, CISA - Traina & Associates
  • 11 am - 12 pm - Fighting Back a Hack - How to Respond to Evolving Data Security Laws & Avoid Being a Victim of Infiltration Technology
    • Stan Sterna, Vice President, Aon and Jerry Thompson, Chief Revenue Officer and head of Sales, Identity Guard

 

 

Two Viewing Options:

In Person Day 1 &

Virtual Day 2

 

OR

 

Virtual Both Days!

December 10th & 11th

11.5 CPE Credits

 

8am – 3:45 pm on the 10th
8am – Noon on the 11th

 Save $50 if you register before 11.21.18!

Members Standard Registration

$325

Non-Member Standard Registration

$425

December 10th

Tech Update

What to do? What to buy? What to watch for? What to avoid? Get your answers in Tech Update where you will learn about who offers reliable solutions and what is changing the market. Specific topics included in this session are: technology trends, recommended hardware specifications, applications and licensing, and security. This session provides concentrated exposure to technology that may reveal ideas, trends, and options that you had not discovered through your normal channels.

Microsoft Power BI – Power Reporting for Free!

Microsoft’s Power BI Desktop puts business intelligence in your hands! Offered as a free tool, Power BI allows you to create compelling reports in mere minutes. Participate in this session to embark upon a guided tour of linking data into Power BI, creating stunning and powerful visualizations, and building interactive reports, all with the free version of Power BI. Additionally, you will learn how you can extend these capabilities with a Power BI Pro subscription.

The Best Kept Secrets of Windows 10

Most Windows 10 users continue to use the Windows operating system as they did in prior versions of Windows, ignoring many new productivity and security features. In this session, you will learn the best kept secrets of Windows 10, including how you can use it to minimize the threat of ransomware, integrate with your mobile device, and track your activities. Join us in this session so that you can take full advantage of Windows 10.

Tales of True Tech Crimes – Ripped from the Headlines

Security is a top concern for CPAs every year, yet many hacks result from organizations failing to implement effective information technology controls. In this session, you will learn about critical controls by using case studies from recent security incidents. This strategy helps you understand risks and appropriate responses. Participate in this session to learn how to reduce your risk associated with unauthorized access, theft of information, identity theft, data exfiltration, tax refund fraud, and more.

December 11th - Virtual Day

Session 1 - Bringing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to the Financial Audit Space (1.5 CPE credits)

Improved computing power & big data have significantly increased the applicability of AI and Machine Learning in the 21st century. It is fair to say that artificial intelligence has impacted most if not all aspects of our economy. In this webinar participants will get an introduction to MindBridge's Ai Auditor and learn firsthand how artificial intelligence and machine learning is disrupting the internal and external audit space. Following the webinar participants will get access to MindBridge's Ai Auditor and can experience for themselves how AI is increasing efficiency and effectiveness throughout the audit process.

Session 2 - Cybersecurity Training: Who, What, When, Where, and Why (1 CPE credit)

There are many controls and safeguards organizations can — and should — put in place to reduce their risk of a cyber-attack. One very vital tool in mitigating that risk is ongoing cybersecurity training. We will address all aspects of training that employees should be trained on with an emphasis on current threats and general information security best practices.

Session 3 -Fighting Back a Hack - How to Respond to Evolving Data Security Laws & Avoid Being a Victim of Infiltration Technology (1 CPE credit)

Most of today’s business and communication takes place online, making it a fertile ground for cyber criminals. Each day we hear reports of how hackers used sophisticated social engineering techniques and other manipulative schemes to dupe human users into allowing them unauthorized access to otherwise "secure" networks. Many of these attacks can be thwarted with security awareness training of employees from multiple disciplines inside a company.

Meanwhile, state and federal governments as well as government regulators have become increasingly more aggressive in protecting consumer privacy - creating a patch work of diverse laws and regulations but no definitive cyber security framework.

Meanwhile, many businesses and consumers remain ignorant of those rules and continue to overlook their potential vulnerability to an insidious cyber scheme.

This course will address the evolving data security rules that could potentially impact not only your practice but your personal privacy, as well. It will then explore how CPA firms can proactively defend their businesses against the inevitable attack and/or scheme to gain unauthorized access to personal data.

 

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In Person & Virtual Option

 

Virtual Option Both Days

 

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