The Importance of Cybersecurity



The Importance of Cybersecurity

Instructor: Joyce Shen

  • Format

    Course - Online

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Learn more about how the traditional accounting and finance role is affected by cybersecurity.

Learning outcomes

  • the importance of cybersecurity to you — the accounting and finance professional — and your organization.
  • your role and what it takes to have a security mindset to be a trusted adviser and key contributor toward cybersecurity risk management.
  • key cybersecurity terminology to enable you to converse and collaborate with other functional leaders, employees, and vendors.

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Product information


Play a key role as a trusted adviser in cybersecurity risk management.

Why is cybersecurity important?

As cyberattacks increase in volume and complexity, organizations are looking to finance and accounting professionals as trusted advisers in cybersecurity risk management.

What is your role?

As a finance and accounting professional, you have a key role in helping your organization or client manage cybersecurity risks. You must understand the importance of cybersecurity and your role to immerse yourself in cybersecurity risk management.

How can this course help?

Learn more about how the traditional accounting and finance role is affected by cybersecurity. This course highlights the importance of cybersecurity and the role you play. It also emphasizes the importance of developing and applying a security mindset to become a trusted adviser to your organization and client.

This knowledge is indispensable in today's global digital landscape of persistent and increasing cybercrime, , especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Topics

  • The importance of cybersecurity and developing a security mindset
  • Costs of cybersecurity
  • Finance’s role in cybersecurity in a global environment
  • Cybersecurity terminology

Who should take this course?

  • Finance professionals
  • CFOs and business managers
  • Controllers and internal auditors
  • Management and public accountants

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 2 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Programme level:Basic
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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  • Joyce Shen

    Joyce Shen is a recognized executive and thought leader in business, innovation, and technology with deep operating and investing experience. She is also a published author, frequent speaker, and advisor on emerging technologies, new product innovation, and corporate strategy. Her most recent book is From Talking to Doing: A Short Guide to Corporate Innovation Success. Joyce is currently the investment director and operating partner at Tenfore Holdings where she leads enterprise software, big data, and fintech investments. Outside Tenfore, Joyce is an adjunct faculty of data science at UC Berkeley where she teaches application of machine learning and AI in product development and innovation. Previously, Joyce was the global managing director of emerging technologies and venture investments in the CTO office at Thomson Reuters where she built and led global emerging technology group and the corporate venture fund. During her tenure, she led new technology strategy and product innovations in fintech, IoT, and emerging data solutions, established the global blockchain program, and made eleven early-stage strategic investments in big data and AI, digital identity, blockchain, and alternative data. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Joyce was the founding global CFO of IBM Cloud Platform and managed $1B P&L. She also spent several years in IBM Corporate Development leading acquisitions and divestitures exceeding $6B in total transaction value. Joyce received her undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Chicago.


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