THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)
DATE: 7TH JUNE 2017
TIME: 5.30am to 7.30pm
VENUE: Green Hills Hotel – Nyeri
BRANCH: MT. KENYA
The role of Accountants in Cyber Security
Cyber security threats are increasing. In the digital age, data and information exposure ranks as one of the greatest risks facing organization- both public and private.
Cyber criminals are evolving and becoming more discreet and more co-ordinated in executing attacks against organizations information assets.
In Kenya, it has been claimed that Financial and related Institutions have lost close to Shs.30B in 2 years to cyber crime!
Accountants generate and control Data and Information that cyber criminals seek. Cyber security has continually evolved! And is no longer that technical jargon, best left to the IT guys but rather, something that the Accountant and his team has to immerse into and decipher.
This talk will enable you to apply the knowledge obtained to study further concepts in Information Security and Communicate and interpret ideas related to the principles of Information Security.
It is in this regard that the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) has organized the forum which will center on:
- Highlight an overview of the issues involved in the field of data and information security.
- Understand the basic principles of data and information security.
- Explain about being cyber aware i.e assessment of cyber protection, cyber awareness and the basic protection mechanisms for an organization’s information asset.
- Appreciate the role of teams in cyber safety- The management, audit, accounting and ICT teams.
- Understand basics disaster recovery planning concepts
- Understand the basics ISO/IEC 27032:2012 standard on cyber security
The session will be beneficial to members and non-members in the private and public sector, especially Associate members, Young professionals, Academia, Financial Reporting Consultants, Accountants in the public sector, Audit practitioners involved in the public and private sector, Scholars, Professionals from Financial services Sector (Banks, Insurance Companies and Investment companies etc.) and Representatives from regulatory bodies (SASRA, CBK, IRA etc.).
Kindly note that booking for the Evening Talk is available either online at www.icpak.com/events or on the ICPAK Live – A smart phone based application that is available from google store.
The charges for this event are as below:
Associate Members 2,000
Continuous Professional Development Units
Members of ICPAK and other reciprocating professional bodies will earn 3 CPD Hours upon successfully attending the event.