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IT and Emerging Technology Assurance

Individuals: R 563.50 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2.5 hrs

Presenter: Lynette Berger


Overview:

Many of us have openly welcomed the internet into our lives. For most of us the internet is part of our daily routine for keeping in touch with friends and family, working, studying, playing games, shopping and paying bills. While the internet offers us many benefits, there are also a range of safety and security risks associated with its use. These include threats to the integrity of our identities, our privacy and the security of our electronic communications, in particular financial transactions, as well as exposure to offensive and illegal content and behaviour. Everywhere you go, there are hackers and malware just waiting for the right opportunity to steal your important information and corrupt your computer files. It is cyber criminals coming after you, companies and (social media) advertisers invading your privacy and tracking your every move on the internet - today's digital world is a criminal's playground. The worst part? You are a target. That�s it. There has never been a more important time for you to start taking your personal security online seriously. And the one think you should know: you need not be an IT expert to protect yourself and your private data.


Course Content:

Internet and Browzing Security - Security Basics - Multilayer security Common security threats Encryption - SSL and HTTPS - VPN - How to encrypt your PC�s hard drive - How to encrypt your smartphone Personal security - Mindset and habit - The importance of scepticism - Malicious sites and applications - Software updates - Knowing yourself Social Media Security and e-mail security Mobile Security - Passcode lock - Third-party App permissions - Locating a lost or stolen smartphone Passwords - 25 Most common passwords (Is yours on the list?) - Password best practices - Using a password manager Multifactor Authentication Connected Apps Scams, cons, tricks and fraud Malware, viruses, rootkits, ransomeware and attacks Bonus content and next steps


Course Objective:

In this course, I outline a step-by-step roadmap that you can follow to build a tight wall of security around your digital life and also apply in business; simple changes that can guard you against personal damage and the immense frustration suffered from unwanted cyber security incidents. I will also show you real life examples of different types of hacking attacks and how best to tackle them. This session is perfect for individuals: with no background in IT or cyber security who want to learn how to protect themselves against hackers and malware who want to learn the basics of cyber security who want to learn about new strategies and software that can ensure their privacy online No prior security experience required�this is a beginner-level course


Who Should Attend?

This session is perfect for individuals: with no background in IT or cyber security who want to learn how to protect themselves against hackers and malware who want to learn the basics of cyber security who want to learn about new strategies and software that can ensure their privacy online No prior security experience required�this is a beginner-level course

Individuals: R 345.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 1 hrs

Presenter: Lynette Berger


Overview:

The use of social media has grown substantially and it is important that organisations define their approach to its use, monitoring and interaction. All organisations, whether private or public, can have a social media presence or be discussed on social media. The auditor may be asked to provide assurance over existing controls or consultancy services to improve how an organisation interacts with social media.


Course Content:

What is social media? Current trends Why is social media important to organisations? The law and the role of regulators Potential risks and responses Social media governance The role of the auditor Risk maturity model Potential auditor�s approach Social Media audit in a nutshell


Course Objective:

This basic guide aims to provide some initial considerations and ideas to help auditors think about their role, objectives and work programmes.


Who Should Attend?

This session is perfect for individuals: � with no background in IT or cyber security � who want to learn how to protect themselves against hackers and malware � who want to learn the basics of cybersecurity � who want to learn about new strategies and software that can ensure their privacy online No prior security experience required�this is a beginner-level course

Individuals: R 345.00 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 1 hrs

Presenter: Lynette Berger


Overview:

This course is intended primarily for individuals who have little to no prior background or knowledge about the field of cyber security. Have you ever wondered exactly how hackers 'hack'? Do words like firewalls, encryption, bio-metrics and malware sound confusing to you? As Auditor or Accountant, how do you incorporate and apply these basic concepts as part of your own practice? Even more important: how do you assess client work and audit risk? If so then you are going to find this course absolutely perfect for you, just to get you started with the basic concepts and current practices on cyber security.


Course Content:

� Introduction to Cyber Security and Information Security � Basic terminologies � Cyber threats / Threat actors / Common Cyber attack methods � Layers of Security / Layers of Protection (The Onion) � The internet and computer protocols � The mind of the hacker � Types of cyber attacks � Information security at the workplace � Cyber warfare and cyber attacks against companies and businesses


Course Objective:

In later parts of this series we will explore the role of the auditor in applying cyber security knowledge, implementing strategies as part of the audit plan and also assess the audit risk.


Who Should Attend?

Who this course is for individuals who: � want to learn the basics of computer and cyber security and the impact on a personal level, business level and client / consumer level � Auditors and Accountants: this is the session for you!! � are interested in the fields of IT or Cyber Security

Individuals: R 563.50 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2 hrs

Presenter: Lynette Berger


Overview:

What makes people both excited and nervous about blockchain is that it asking us to put trust in technology as opposed to centralized human institutions. Its advocates herald blockchain as a way to transform banking, to fight fraud, to bring transparency to opaque supply chains, and to settle disputes about land ownership, just to name a few of the benefits they see. Chances are good that your organization will investigate or experiment with blockchain technology at some point in the future. Be prepared to inform the business of the risks involved and potential controls needed for blockchain projects. We have scheduled a couple of virtual training sessions on various blockchain topics we think is of great importance to take note of. If you have not shown an interest in this emerging technology and what it is capable of, now should be the time! Dont leave this for later, jump in now! Postponing your learning and awareness of this topic might cost you your reputation and income as a professional in the field of accounting, auditing and tax.


Course Content:

Module 1: Blockchain and Bitcoin terminology Module 2: Blockchain applications Module 3: Cryptocurrencies, Altcoins, ICOs all you need to know Module 4: Smart contracts Module 5: The taxation environment Module 6: The regulatory environment: comparing SA to other countries� responses Module 7: Legal issues and the future Module 8: Auditing issues, challenges and considerations


Course Objective:

We will address questions such as: Why you need to understand the blockchain system and the technology behind it Will this technology take over our roles and responsibilities as qualified professionals in the field of accounting, auditing and tax? Do we know enough to be able to serve our clients and their needs? Etc. Our presenter is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also a holder of a Masters degree in SA and International tax. Lynette Berger completed her dissertation with the topic on the Income Tax implications of Bitcoin exchange transactions. She has a passion for this emerging market and the possibilities it holds for the auditing and tax professions.


Who Should Attend?

Accountants Auditors Tax practitioners Financial planners Attorneys and any person involved or who may want to obtain a basic knowledge and understanding of the blockchain environment

Individuals: R 563.50 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2 hrs

Presenter: Lynette Berger


Overview:

What makes people both excited and nervous about blockchain is that it�s asking us to put trust in technology as opposed to centralized human institutions. Its advocates herald blockchain as a way to transform banking, to fight fraud, to bring transparency to opaque supply chains, and to settle disputes about land ownership, just to name a few of the benefits they see. Chances are good that your organization will investigate or experiment with blockchain technology at some point in the future. Be prepared to inform the business of the risks involved and potential controls needed for blockchain projects. We have scheduled a couple of virtual training sessions on various blockchain topics we think is of great importance to take note of. If you have not shown an interest in this emerging technology and what it is capable of, now should be the time! Don�t leave this for later, jump in now! Postponing your learning and awareness of this topic might cost you your reputation and income as a professional in the field of accounting, auditing and tax.


Course Content:

Module 1: Blockchain and Bitcoin terminology Module 2: Blockchain applications Module 3: Cryptocurrencies, Altcoins, ICOs all you need to know Module 4: Smart contracts Module 5: The taxation environment Module 6: The regulatory environment: comparing SA to other countries� responses Module 7: Legal issues and the future Module 8: Auditing issues, challenges and considerations


Course Objective:

We will address questions such as: Why you need to understand the blockchain system and the technology behind it Will this technology take over our roles and responsibilities as qualified professionals in the field of accounting, auditing and tax? Do we know enough to be able to serve our clients and their needs? Etc. Our presenter is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also a holder of a Masters degree in SA and International tax. Lynette Berger completed her dissertation with the topic on the Income Tax implications of Bitcoin exchange transactions. She has a passion for this emerging market and the possibilities it holds for the auditing and tax professions.


Who Should Attend?

Accountants Auditors Tax practitioners Financial planners Attorneys and any person involved or who may want to obtain a basic knowledge and understanding of the blockchain environment

Individuals: R 563.50 (Incl. VAT)

CPD Hours: 2 hrs

Presenter: Lynette Berger


Overview:

What makes people both excited and nervous about blockchain is that it�s asking us to put trust in technology as opposed to centralized human institutions. Its advocates herald blockchain as a way to transform banking, to fight fraud, to bring transparency to opaque supply chains, and to settle disputes about land ownership, just to name a few of the benefits they see. Chances are good that your organization will investigate or experiment with blockchain technology at some point in the future. Be prepared to inform the business of the risks involved and potential controls needed for blockchain projects. We have scheduled a couple of virtual training sessions on various blockchain topics we think is of great importance to take note of. If you have not shown an interest in this emerging technology and what it is capable of, now should be the time! Don�t leave this for later, jump in now! Postponing your learning and awareness of this topic might cost you your reputation and income as a professional in the field of accounting, auditing and tax.


Course Content:

Module 1: Blockchain and Bitcoin terminology Module 2: Blockchain applications Module 3: Cryptocurrencies, Altcoins, ICOs � all you need to know Module 4: Smart contracts Module 5: The taxation environment Module 6: The regulatory environment: comparing SA to other countries� responses Module 7: Legal issues and the future Module 8: Auditing issues, challenges and considerations


Course Objective:

We will address questions such as: Why you need to understand the blockchain system and the technology behind it Will this technology take over our roles and responsibilities as qualified professionals in the field of accounting, auditing and tax? Do we know enough to be able to serve our clients and their needs? Etc. Our presenter is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also a holder of a Masters degree in SA and International tax. Lynette Berger completed her dissertation with the topic on the Income Tax implications of Bitcoin exchange transactions. She has a passion for this emerging market and the possibilities it holds for the auditing and tax professions.


Who Should Attend?

Accountants Auditors Tax practitioners Financial planners Attorneys and any person involved or who may want to obtain a basic knowledge and understanding of the blockchain environment

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