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Reimagining Cybersecurity: How Modern Firms Are Managing Risk


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateJanuary 11, 2024
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

In today's interconnected age, the significance of cybersecurity for accounting and tax firms is undeniable. With vast amounts of confidential data under their guardianship, these firms are frequently targeted by hackers and malicious entities, continually challenging their protective measures. 

Hear a firsthand account of a data breach story from a firm owner. Learn about her journey through the breach, the immediate and long-term ramifications, and the invaluable lessons learned. Her candid narrative will provide real-world insights into the importance of proactive cybersecurity measures. Join us as we delve deep into the transformative strategies and innovative approaches that modern firms are adopting to fortify their digital citadels. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Summarize a comprehensive understanding of the current cybersecurity challenges and threats that accounting and tax firms face in today's digital landscape

  • Determine the advanced tools, tactics, and techniques that firms are employing to protect their firms and ensure data confidentiality and integrity

  • List actionable strategies to prevent data breaches, handle vulnerabilities, and foster a culture of cybersecurity awareness within your organization

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Nicole Davis is the CEO of Butler-Davis Tax and Accounting, Groundworx, and BD Payroll.  She brings more than a decade of experience in accounting, tax, financial management, and advisory services to clients of all sizes in various industries. Nicole specializes in tax strategy and small business accounting with specialties in construction, pharmacies, and service-based businesses. 

Before founding Butler-Davis, Nicole spent most of her career in the industry with Fortune 500 companies. She began her career with ConocoPhillips in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

Nicole is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs. She earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa and graduated summa cum laude from Grambling State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Nicole is also a member of the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and board chairman for More Than Conquerors, Inc.  

Nicole and her husband JW live in Conyers, Georgia, and have five kids. She enjoys writing poetry, cooking, and making handcrafted soaps in her free time.

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Catharine Drake Madeley, CPA is the owner of Salling Madeley, PLLC in Austin, Texas. Catharine focuses on individual and small business tax compliance and planning and has built a reputation for her dedication to helping clients make their tax experiences more manageable. Catharine often quips, "I aim to make taxes less taxing." In addition to her professional expertise, Catharine's personal experience with a data breach has underscored the critical importance of data security. This inspires her to promote best practices and lessons learned within the field. She is eager to share insights and awareness on the significance of data security for tax and accounting professionals.

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