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K2's 2023 Ripped From The Headlines

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Technology |  Accounting and Auditing
Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Remote work environments have created many new opportunities for cybercriminals and other fraudsters to exploit, and accounting professionals are some of the most commonly targeted individuals. This session is a series of case studies that examine actual criminal filings and news accounts and use them to highlight some of the actions you can take to limit your exposure to similar schemes. Attend this session and learn more about how high-profile control failures occurred so you can be more effective at preventing crimes in your organization.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • List at least three major security incidents reported in the headlines in the last year, and explain at least one primary internal control design or operation flaws that allowed the hack to occur
  • Select the correct definitions for security terms such as attack surface, vulnerability, exploit, social engineering, phishing, malware, heuristics, biometrics, and multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • List at least three best practices learned by reviewing the control failures cited in the case studies

Major Subjects
  • Malware, ransomware, data breach, and incident response tips
  • Internal control failures that resulted in the theft of assets or unauthorized manipulation of data
  • User authentication and security awareness training

Course Materials


Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

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Director, Strategic Relationships

K2 Enterprises, LLC

Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, writes for multiple accounting media outlets, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (  Mr. Tankersley has over 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005.  Brian started teaching CPA review courses in 1997, and currently works with Yaeger CPA Review.

Tankersley has been recognized eight times as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” by Cygnus Business Media. Brian has made presentations in 48 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada.  He has received numerous awards for his writing and speaking from state CPA societies. Brian has presented sessions at most major national accounting technology conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Summit, CCH Connections, and Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference.

Brian is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), a certified information technology professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He holds bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. Tankersley also maintains numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.


Sat, Apr 20, 2024 - 07:00am to 08:46am AKDT
Tue, Apr 30, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:46pm AKDT
Mon, May 06, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:46pm AKDT
Tue, May 14, 2024 - 05:00am to 06:46am AKDT
Fri, May 24, 2024 - 07:00am to 08:46am AKDT
Tue, Jun 04, 2024 - 03:00pm to 04:46pm AKDT
Fri, Jun 14, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:46pm AKDT
Mon, Jun 24, 2024 - 05:00am to 06:46am AKDT
Sat, Jun 29, 2024 - 07:00am to 08:46am AKDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Managers, owners, and accounting professionals who desire to learn from computer crime incidents best practices they can use to enhance their organization’s security posture
Original Recording Date 2023
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Date Added to Catalog


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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 19


Mapp T

"Very relevant. "

Harris D

"This was a good course with timely presentation topics. I learned a couple of new things."