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Safeguarding Taxpayer Data – Scams, Attacks and Cybersecurity

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

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Partner Produced |  Technology
Gregory H. Soule, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CFE |  Jeff Hoffman
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



It’s no surprise criminals and hackers are on the prowl for sensitive data that tax professionals have, so the tax preparation community is a big target. CPAs and tax preparers need to take steps to safeguard taxpayer data by assessing their risks and making a security plan. This webcast helps you understand the latest cyber threats, social engineering scams and best practices to secure your data.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Participants learn the latest trends in cybersecurity threats, how to prevent them and the expectations and recommendations in IRS Publication 4557

Major Subjects
  • The latest cybersecurity threats and trends
  • The expectations and recommendations in IRS Pub. 4557
  • Elements of a tax office data security plan

Course Materials


Gregory H. Soule, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CFE Related seminars and products: 2

Greg is a partner with Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC and leads the firm’s consulting and information technology functions. Throughout his career at AHP, he has performed a variety of audit and consulting services. These services include financial statement audits, internal and IT control assessments, system and organization control (SOC) examinations, fraud investigations, network vulnerability assessments, social engineering, and disaster recovery consulting. In addition to his consulting and IT responsibilities, Greg remains heavily involved in financial statement audits and related assurance services and serves on AHP’s accounting and auditing committee. His industry background includes governmental and not-for-profit organizations, financial institutions, insurance companies, service organizations, higher education, service providers, and manufacturers.


Greg joined AHP in 2006 as a staff accountant and was promoted to partner in 2019. He has

been an author and discussion leader on a variety of topics covering accounting and auditing,

fraud risk prevention, information technology, internal control, and financial reporting.


Greg is a graduate of Central Michigan University, earning the Bachelor of Science and

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees. In addition to a CPA, Greg is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and is Security+ certified by the Computer Technology Industry Association. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).


Tue, Feb 09, 2021 - 11:30am to 01:31pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Sole practitioners, tax advisers, tax preparers, tax attorneys, enrolled agents and anyone involved in tax preparation
Original Recording Date 01/28/2020
Yellow Book No
Course Developer MICPA
Date Added to Catalog 12/19/2019

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 21


Margo G - Rockford, Michigan

"Nice technology! So easy and efficient to use and to take CPE!"

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