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Computer and Data Security Basics for the CPA (Course Id 1374)

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Author : Joseph P Helstrom, CPA
Course Length : Pages: 17 ||| Review Questions: 3 ||| Final Exam Questions: 5
CPE Credits : 1.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $12.95
Passing Score : 70%
Course Type: NASBA QAS - Text - NASBA Registry
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Computer Software & Applications - Computer Software & Applications for Course Id 1374

Description :

In many cases, network intrusions, loss of data or even loss of funds is due to a failure to follow simple security basics. This course overviews some effective, common-sense techniques to secure your computer or network and associated data that are both low-cost and low-tech solutions. Tips on detecting social engineering emails and employee education to prevent loss of data and funds to social engineers is also discussed.

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Release : 2023
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : None.
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
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Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method : QAS Self Study
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 24-Jul-2023
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
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NASBA QAS - Text - NASBA Registry - 1374

Keywords : Computer Science, Computer, Data, Security, Basics, CPA, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Recognize importance of computer and data security techniques
  • Recognize and understand how different social engineering techniques can breach computer and data security
  • Recognize methods to prevent social engineering fraud schemes
Course Contents :

Chapter 1 - Computer and Data Security Basics for the CPA

Course Overview


Software Updates

Auto Update

Keep Other Software Updated

Don’t Use Unlicensed Software


Laptops and Desktop Computers

Beware of Social Engineering

Email Spoofing

A Personal Example


IRS Alert – Phishing Scheme Targeting Tax Professionals

Spear Phishing

IRS Alert – W2 Phishing Schemes

CEO Fraud


Anti-Virus and Malware

Routine Backups

USB Drives


Review Questions


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