Responding to Cybersecurity Threats: What SMEs and Professional Accountants Need to Know

Date: Wednesday July 14, 2021 | Time: 7:00AM – 9:00AM EDT (COMPLETED)

 * Post-Event Materials *

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Below is the slide deck, including two slides with hyperlinked resources for the audience (slides 27 and 28) and updated with recommendations from the panel.


Cybersecurity threats are up. The pandemic has driven trends in digitalization that have made cybersecurity even more important for creating and protecting value for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

This event will cover cybersecurity lessons learned during the pandemic, practical advice for professional accountants to stay ahead of (or keep up with) threats, how to meet and anticipate demand for cybersecurity services, and opportunities for the accountancy profession.

The speakers in this webinar will provide a range of insights into how cybersecurity issues are affecting SMEs and the profession – and how they can respond.

  • Lisa Padmore, Assurance Partner at EY, IFAC Board member and Chair of IFAC’s Technology Advisory Group
  • Julia Seppa, Cyber Risk Manager at Deloitte, Council member at ICAEW
  • Paul Taylor, Chairman at Beyond Blue
  • Steve Ursillo, Partner of Risk and Advisory Services at Cherry Bekaert

Date: 14 July 2021

Time: 7:00am - 9:00am EDT

Note: CPE is not awarded by IFAC but may be awarded by your professional accountancy organization. Please engage directly with your professional accountancy organization to determine whether your attendance may result in CPE credits.


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