The WannaCry cyberattack that occurred in May came after a seemingly more sophisticated and dangerous attack that hit a business in April. During the April incident, attackers targeted a contractor's computer, installing ransomware in an apparent attempt to cover up the fact that they had stolen the contractors' credentials.
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Financial Accounting Standards Board members understand that preparers and auditors face challenges with multiple efforts for implementation of key standards. As a result, the pace of standard setting may slow in the coming months, but one key new project is on the horizon.
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The first step to handling your stress effectively is to determine exactly what is causing it. When considering external sources of stress, try to avoid labeling the annoying behaviors of others as character flaws, which can increase stress.
If any part of an organization is routinely operating at maximum capacity, achieving additional growth may be difficult. This article discusses how to determine whether your company is at capacity and what you can do to lay the foundation for expansion.
A free CGMA report discusses the importance of cultivating and maintaining a strong ethical culture within organizations. Download Ethical Due Diligence in Hiring and Assessing Professional Accountants to explore how companies can screen potential employees to determine if they will fit with their culture, as well as what questions candidates might ask potential employers.
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The COSO Internal Control Certificate Program's online self-study option is your opportunity to pace your learning according to your schedule, then follow up with the certificate exam. Upon successful completion, you'll receive a digital badge to share in your professional network.
American Institute of CPAs
is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations and federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.