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SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate Program

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14.50 Credits

Member Price $945.00

Non-Member Price $1,179.00


This certificate program can be purchased as a bundle with the Cybersecurity Advisory Certificate Program.

The state of cyber-threats and the measures against them

Cybersecurity threats are escalating, unnerving the boards of directors, managers, investors and other stakeholders of organizations of all sizes - whether public or private.

The result? Your clients are under pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats. And that they have effective processes and controls in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events.

The framework for cybersecurity attestation

SOC for Cybersecurity meets a growing business need for attestation. It's a solution that builds upon the accounting profession's experience in auditing system and organization controls.

For clients whose cybersecurity risk management programs are mature, an independent CPA can perform an examination and express an expert opinion:

  • Is the program accurately described?
  • Are the controls effective?

Your opportunity as a cybersecurity adviser

This self-study certificate helps you understand how to perform SOC for Cybersecurity attestation examinations using the AICPA's new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework.

As a certificate recipient, you'll be among the first to showcase your knowledge about the AICPA's profession-wide approach to cybersecurity.

Our family of tech-specific certificates

Get the bigger story on cybersecurity, plus other certificates for accountants and finance professionals.

Free eBook with purchase

Reporting on an Entity's Cybersecurity Risk Management Program and Controls - Attestation Guide is included (an $89 value) and will automatically be added to your cart when you purchase this certificate.

Created by the AICPA, this authoritative guide provides interpretive guidance to enable CPAs to examine and report on an entity's cybersecurity risk management program and controls within that program.

The guide delivers a framework designed to provide stakeholders with useful, credible information about the effectiveness of an entity's cybersecurity efforts.

Digital badges: Your professional distinction

After you complete the three-part webcast series, you will be awarded a certificate in the form of a digital badge.

Proudly display it anywhere on the internet - a personal blog, a social site such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, Open Badges, a bio page on a company website or your email signature


Key Topics

  • Cyberthreat landscape and the terminology used to describe various aspects of cybersecurity
  • Various SOC services
  • Components of cybersecurity risk management program
  • How to use the description criteria
  • How to use the control criteria to assess an entity's controls over cybersecurity
  • Key considerations prior to accepting a cybersecurity examination engagement and key planning considerations
  • Key steps involved in performing the cybersecurity risk management examination
  • Cybersecurity risk management program overview


Familiarity with the cybersecurity description criteria and the trust services criteria


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the AICPA's Cybersecurity Risk Management reporting framework and how IT organizations and practitioners may use it to evaluate controls and communicate certain cybersecurity information to interested parties.
  • Analyze the components of an organization's cybersecurity risk management program.
  • Recognize the performance and reporting requirements of a SOC for Cybersecurity examination.

Non-Member Price $1,179.00

Member Price $945.00