Cybersecurity for Tax Professionals – 2023 Update

Event: Live Webinar
Event Date: September 20, 2023
Presenter: Robert K. Minniti
Event Time: 1 pm EST
Duration:90 Minutes


The IRS has recently updated its guidelines for data and cyber security placing new responsibility for the security of taxpayer’s personal information on tax preparers. This course is designed for tax professionals who collect and store client’s personal information, who would like to obtain an understanding of data and cybersecurity. You have probably heard of some of the more common types of cybercrimes such as ransomware, spyware, computer viruses, phishing, vishing, spoofing, data breaches, denial of service attacks, hacking, etc.

This course is designed to familiarize tax professionals who are not information technology (IT) experts on data breach and cyber-security risks and internal controls. We will review the IRS recommendations for securing taxpayer information. We will cover the material in a plain language, non-technical manner. We will cover what you need to know, but not how to write the computer programs or code.

Session Highlights:

  • The IRS WISP requirements
  • Cyber risk assessments
  • FTC Safeguards Rule requirements
  • Requirements under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • Requirements for securing customer PI

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how criminals commit acts of cyber fraud
  • Identify cybersecurity internal controls that will protect your company from cyber criminals
  • Identify the IRS cybersecurity recommendations for tax professionals
  • Identify the IRS WISP Requirements
  • Identify the FTC Safeguards Rule requirements

Webinar Agenda

  • Failure to comply with the rules could result in fines, suspensions, loss of licenses, or disbarment from practice

Who Should Attend:

  • CPAs
  • CFEs
  • CMA
  • CIAs
  • CFFs
  • MAFF
  • CGMAs
  • CFOs
  • CEOs
  • EAs
  • And others who prepare taxes or obtain and manage taxpayer information.

Robert K. Minniti

Dr. Minniti is the President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC. Dr. Minniti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona. Dr. Minniti received his doctoral degree in business administration from Walden University, received his MBA degree and Graduate Certificate in Accounting from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Minniti teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in accounting, fraud examination, fraud criminology, ethics, forensic accounting, external audit, and internal audit, at DeVry University, Northwestern University, and the University of Phoenix. He designed graduate and undergraduate courses for Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and Anthem College.