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Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference 2019

GAE1917 - Auditor’s Role in Cybersecurity Risk Management

Aug 13, 2019 6:00am ‐ Aug 13, 2019 6:50am

Standard: $49.00


You continue to hear about cybersecurity and risk management when it comes to your audits. Yet, what are the next steps once you’ve inquired about a client’s risk management plan? Better yet, what are the next steps when you find out there is no plan? This session will provide insight into how and why CPAs and accounting professionals should be involved in these inquiries and processes. Cybersecurity risk management best practices, frameworks, and how to tie these into strategic initiatives will be discussed.

  • Recognize the importance of an auditor’s role in evaluating a client’s cybersecurity risk management system and process.
  • Select proper audit procedures that fall under an auditor’s responsibility to test cybersecurity.
  • Recall cybersecurity frameworks and how these should be used in strategic planning.


  • Steven Ursillo, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CCSFP, Partner | National Leader Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Cherry Bekaert LLP

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