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Finance pros, meet your new accountability: Cybersecurity

If you’re a finance professional or run a business, you may have a new responsibility these days: cybersecurity oversight. The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) recently conducted a survey of financial executives. Seventy-three percent of respondents said their teams are taking on more responsibility for mitigating cybersecurity risks. An additional 15% said they have become the person primarily responsible for cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity threats are pervasive and every employee needs to be vigilant. Eighty-five percent of respondents said their organizations have increased employee awareness and accountability regarding prevention of phishing or other attacks. Boards of directors and audit committees also want to learn about cybersecurity efforts. More than 44% of respondents said their stakeholders have expressed an interested in knowing more about the programs companies have in place.

This infographic demonstrates what finance professionals and business owners are saying about the state of cybersecurity within their organizations. 

And, here are two other ways to learn more:

  • On Nov. 1 at noon ET, join this free, one-hour webcast featuring Shark Tank star and global cybersecurity expert, Robert Herjavec. He and Association CEO Barry Melancon will discuss the latest best practices and trends for managing cybersecurity risk.
  • Boost your organization’s cybersecurity efforts. Check out the American Institute of CPAs’ cybersecurity risk management reporting framework.

Cybersecurity Infographic

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