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CPA Firms: How to Protect your Clients' Data from Cyber Attacks - MAPCast

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 09:00 AM MT / 08:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Christopher Stark, President & CEO, Cetrom
Objective: Upon completing this course, you should be able to: Identify security vulnerabilities and malicious threats, learn how to take the first steps in creating a disaster recovery plan, understand the importance of security and proactive monitoring to prevent a security threat and educate clients and staff on how to help prevent a virus and potential data breach.
Field of Study: Computer Science
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
A cyber-attack has the ability to make a dramatic and devastating impact on your business. Keeping your business and clients' data and applications safe and secure from Ransomware attacks, while increasing your clients' awareness of malicious software, requires collaboration with your internal IT department and/or managed IT provider. The question is not if, it's when. During this webinar, you will learn how to better prepare, prevent and protect your business and clients against a cyber-attack.

Presenter Bio(s)
Christopher Stark founded Cetrom in 2001. The true visionary behind the company, Stark built the company and its solutions with customers’ business needs and goals in mind and developed during the time was a different way to manage technology that would provide instant access to valuable IT resources anywhere in the world. One of Stark’s passions is to continuously find more ways to build upon the company’s strong customer service foundation, which is why providing the best service to customers will always be Cetrom’s number one goal.

Over the last 16 years, Stark has cemented Cetrom’s status as a leading provider of custom cloud solutions with success that can be attributed to his personal resolve, ongoing commitment to maintaining excellent customer service, and a best-in-class technology infrastructure. With zero downtime in the company’s history and around-the-clock, senior-level IT support, Stark ensures that companies—whether staffed by two or two thousand—have access to enterprise-class technology at a price they can afford. Backed by over 25 years of experience in all facets of the IT industry, and holding some of the industry’s most prestigious technical certifications, Stark keeps his finger on the pulse of the IT industry and eyes toward the future.

Cost
$25.00 for CPAFMA Members / $40.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs


Delivery System

System requirements to use Adobe Connect:
Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a webinar. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.