Security is not optional and yesterday’s security techniques are not working to minimize today’s security threats. Therefore, now is the time for you to tune up what you know about protecting sensitive data. In this program, you will learn about the latest tools and techniques for securing your data, including encryption, virus protection, secure communications, electronic signatures, secure authentication, and more. You will also learn how to implement a very practical, five-step approach to securing your PC and the types of questions you should be asking of your staff to ensure server-based information remains protected. Extensive demonstrations will be used by your K2 instructor to teach the techniques and concepts presented.
Security failures, such as a breach of client or customer data, are costly – they can even drive your company out of business. What are the security tools you need and how do you use them to secure your sensitive data and systems? Can you afford to take the risk of attempting to manage today’s threats by using yesterday’s techniques? Participate in this program to learn how you can implement viable and practical solutions to mitigating today’s security threats.
Basic understanding of computer operations
Business professionals seeking to secure sensitive data
• Assess the relevant security risks in your organization
• Identify specific tools and techniques to protect sensitive data
• List five specific steps to improve PC security
• Differentiate between security procedures to improve organizational security
Brian Tankersley is a consultant based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Brian is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses on auditing and technology for K2 Enterprises, and is a senior faculty member with Becker Professional Review. Brian writes and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com) and frequently posts articles to the K2 blog on AccountingWeb.com. Tankersley’s areas of practice include accounting systems, taxation, IT consulting, and general business consulting. Prior to forming his own firm Brian practiced in public accounting with both international and local firms, as well as industry. His public accounting experience includes accounting system implementations, tax returns, financial analysis, inventory costing, and audits of public and private companies. Brian’s industry experience includes retail, financial services, wholesale, and manufacturing. His information technology experience includes technology strategy, technology management, systems implementation, technical training and documentation. Brian is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional, and has bachelors degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), and a certified information technology professional (CITP). In 2007 and 2008, Brian was selected as a “40 Under 40” honoree for his leadership in the profession by the CPA Technology Advisor. He holds numerous vendor consultant certifications in applications such as QuickBooks, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, and Microsoft Office Accounting. Brian has served on numerous board of directors and in leadership roles for both his church and in professional organizations. Brian is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and an associate with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has also served as an officer and director for numerous area community and professional organizations. Brian, his wife Janette, and their six year old son make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.
Non-Member Price $195.00
Member Price $175.00