New Year, New Risks:  2019 Top Cybersecurity Threats to Businesses & CPA Firms


CEOs, CFOs, Presidents and financial decision makers.


Thursday, January 24th 2019 from 12:00-12:30pm CT

CPA firms are heading into by far the busiest time of their year – and most vulnerable. During tax season, more sensitive data is being shared between multiple parties than at any other time during the year, leaving both CPA firms and the clients they serve open to malicious attacks and fraud. Even more troubling, many CPAs do not realize that data security is now a necessity for every Authorized IRS e-File Provider and tax professional, whether a partner in a large firm or a sole practitioner.

Join RGCybersecurity President Rizwan Virani, Vice Chairman Frank Tirelli and Vice President Jon Murphy as they review the top cyber threats to CPAs during busy season, and unpack what business owners need to know in 2019. The presentation will answer the following key questions:

  • Protecting Against Tax Return Fraud: How Can I Better Protect My Sensitive Data & Conform to IRS Standards?
  • What is Business Email Compromise (BEC)? How Can I Avoid Being a Victim?
  • What Steps Can I Take to Improve the Cyber Hygiene of My Business?

Organizations of all sizes need to not only understand the importance of educating their workforce on effective cybersecurity protocols, but also the necessity of having a strategic response plan in place in the event of a breach.

If you are a business owner or CPA looking to take serious action toward protecting your business, your firm or your clients from cyber threats, you won’t want to miss this presentation.

About the Presenters:

Rizwan Virani is an RGC President & alliantgroup Senior Vice President, overseeing Risk Management Services as well as chairing the firm’s IT Steering Committee. Virani advises CPA firms and industry partners on topics and issues relating to cybersecurity, risk and policy planning strategies.

During his tenure with Deloitte Italy, Frank Tirelli managed 4,500 professionals and $750 million in revenue. Prior to his international role, as the Vice Chairman for Deloitte U.S., Tirelli had direct supervision over all of Deloitte U.S.’s offices on the West Coast.

Jon Murphy has 25+ years of success as a Business Technology Leader and IT Risk Management Consultant. He has created and led Technology Risk Management programs for federal and state governmental entities, eCommerce organizations, and legal/finance/real estate and many other verticals.

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