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Please join us for an evening of Cyber Security tips and planning.  2 CPE available

Registration opens at 4pm

4:30-5:30:  "Cybersecurity Tips for CPAs at Warp Speed" presented by Sharon D. Nelson, President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc and John W. Simek, Vice President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc

Course outline:
CPAs hold a lot of sensitive data and need to keep their client data confidential.  Clients too want to keep their confidential data protected.  All too often, information security is not prioritized by CPA firms.  It costs money to protect data and businesses frequently resist budgeting for security, even though an ounce of prevention is far less expensive than a pound of cure.  Investigating and remediating data breaches is hideously expensive, not to mention the necessity of complying with state data breach notification laws.  But there are a host of free and budget friendly tips.  Our presenters will cover:
  • Cybersecurity standards for small businesses
  • How to prevent data breaches using a combination of technology, policies and training
  • Secure computing when you’re on the road
  • Two factor authentication
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Encryption
  • The new rules for strong passwords and password management
  • What you must do after a data breach and the components of an Incident Response Plan
  • Defending against – and recovering from – ransomware

5:40-6:40:  "You've Been Hacked!  Responding to a Cybersecurity Breach" presented by Randy Werner, Loss Prevention Executive, Camico

Course outline:
Cybersecurity threats continue to ramp up and cause a great deal of concern for CPAs.  While cybersecurity tools designed to protect against cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, hackers are also evolving.  An effective data security policy is a key part of a CPA firm’s overall risk management program.  Attendees will take away a greater awareness about cybersecurity best practices.  This high-level presentation will cover topics such as:
  • Common data security risks including risks associated with people, threats to data protection, and current trends in breaches
  • Some cybersecurity best practices pre- and post-breach
  • Recommended policies and procedures
  • War stories from CAMICO’s claims files

6:45 - 8:30: Networking Reception

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09/20/184:00pm to 8:30pm

Tentatively scheduled as our Legislative update in partnership with VSCPA.  Panel Q&A of area legislative representatives followed by networking reception.  Additional details coming soon.  CPE will be offered.

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10/16/184:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for our holiday event.  Tentatively scheduled topic on Giving Options to Nonprofits followed by networking reception.  CPE available.  Additional details and topics coming soon.

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12/18/184:00pm to 8:00pm

Our annual Tri-State and Federal Tax Update.  Get the inside scoop on changes for the upcoming tax season.  Representatives for VA, DC, MD and Federal to present.  Additional details coming soon. 4 CPE followed by networking reception

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01/15/192:00pm to 8:00pm

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