Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate

Risk management, internal control


Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate

Instructor: Christopher J. Romeo, CISSP, CSSLP

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Level


  • Duration

    16 hours

Who’s responsible for managing cyber risk? You are. It’s a big responsibility too, given that technology breaches can cost companies their reputations and lead to huge financial losses. This cyber security for accountants training course gives accounting professionals like you the knowledge and authority to learn and report on cybersecurity, and lead the conversation about cyber risk management in your organisation. That’s a great investment for everyone concerned.

Learning outcomes

  • Recall key terms related to cybersecurity
  • Recognise the impact of digital transformation on business
  • Recognise what it takes to have a security mindset
  • Recognise the threat landscape and the importance of security to various technologies
  • Recognise how a data breach occurs and the organisational impact
  • Recognise the impact to the organisation when privacy is compromised
  • Identify which security framework(s) would be most appropriate for your organisation or client
  • Identify the five functions described in the core of the NIST CSF
  • Recognise the definition and purpose of a cybersecurity risk management programme
  • Identify the overall potential opportunities and risks to the organisation or client related to cybersecurity

£439.00 (CIMA members only)


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Product information


According to the 2017 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Overview, the average cost of a data breach is £2.7M. In fact, 72% of businesses that suffer major data loss shut down within 24 months. Are you prepared to pay that price?

Cybersecurity is not just an IT concern; management accountants must be fully engaged to help their companies effectively mitigate and recover from cyber threats which can disrupt business, result in financial losses and destroy reputations.

Complete this self-paced, interactive online certificate programme and learn how to:

  • Speak intelligently on cybersecurity risk to internal and external stakeholders
  • Understand cybersecurity risk management reporting frameworks
  • Make sound strategic decisions related to investments in cybersecurity
  • Convey the value of a cybersecurity risk management programme

The Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Finance and Accounting Professionals Certificate offers you the opportunity to build a foundation toward becoming a strategic business partner within your organisation.

After completing the online learning, you will receive a PDF certificate suitable for printing and framing along with a digital badge that can easily be shared with your professional network. Don’t miss the opportunity to build your skills and enhance your CV with the Cybersecurity Certificate.

This CPD program is eligible for a digital badge. Find out more about Digital Badges from the CGMA Store.

Also available Cybersecurity Practical Applications Certificate

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Who should take this course?

  • All non-IT finance professionals, including CFOs, Controllers, management accountants, finance managers, and internal auditors

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 16 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Specialised knowledge
Programme level:Basic
Duration:16 hours
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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£439.00 (CIMA members only)


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  • Christopher J. Romeo, CISSP, CSSLP