Data Security – Need We Say More?
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Data Security – Need We Say More?

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Specialized Knowledge and Applications - Technical

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Industry |  Practice Management |  Technology |  ACPEN INDUSTRY
Faculty :
Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston |  Brian Tankersley
Course Levels:
4 Hours
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With so many data breaches, you should be concerned about the security of your data. In this session, you will learn about some of the recent high profile attacks and how they occurred. More importantly, you will learn about techniques that will help you minimize the risks of similar attacks affecting your organization. Address your security concerns by participating in this session.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*Describe details about recent high profile data breaches
*List prominent methods used by hackers to commit the breaches
*Compare and contrast Cloud-based data storage to on-premise data storage based on relative strengths and weaknesses
*Identify methods for adding security in order to protect electronic content

Major Subjects

Examples of security attacks, Avenues of Entry for Hackers, Security Software And Services, Password Managers, Security Tokens, Mobile Device Security Issues, When Should You Encrypt Data?,

Course Materials


Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston Related seminars and products: 30

Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 30 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Accounting Software Selection, Paperless, Systems and Network Integration, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Development and Management, Process Engineering and outsourced managed services.



K2 Enterprises


1990 – Present

Hammond, LA

Executive Vice President, Shareholder – Nation’s leading technology CPE provider to CPA professionals. Consults to high profile technology vendors. Delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare and banking. Creates and presents seminars and articles on 30+ technology topics including CPA Firm Technology, Cloud, Paperless, Business Continuity, Accounting Software and Business Strategies leveraging technology.

Network Management Group, Inc. (

1983 – Present

Hutchinson, KS

Chairman & CEO, Stockholder – Consults and specializes in Strategic Technology including planning, selection and implementation. Expertise: CPA Firm Technology and strategy; Paperless; Accounting Software, Business Intelligence and CRM; Infrastructure including: Cloud, Business Continuity, Virtualization, Backup, and remote management.

Hutchinson Community College
1977 - 1997

Department Chair, Professor, Adjunct - Mathematics & MIS Depts. Designed and taught courses in all areas of mathematics & computing.

Professional Data Services
1978 - 1981

Programmer and system designer - Developed a medical system including the first paperless claims in Kansas, appointments and collection systems. Owned ComputerLand, Entre’ and Connecting Point stores, received first IBM PC and first Compaq in Kansas.

Farmland Industries
1977 - 1978                                                                 

Programmer and system designer - Developed and maintained P&L, Credit Union and Feedlot accounting



Hutchinson Community College, 1975

A.A. in Computer Science, Math

Kansas State University,1977

B.S., summa cum laude, in C.S., Math, Science

Wichita State University, 1981

Masters of Computer Science, 60+ post graduate hours



Accounting Today

Listed as one of the 2004-2013 Top 100 Most Influential People

CPA Practice Advisor

Accounting Hall of Fame 2011, Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2014

Accounting Technology

Listed as one of the top nine technology stars in the industry

AICPA Technology Conference

Past Chair and featured Speaker for the past 28 years.

Who’s Who in Business & Industry – 1990-2013; in Computing 1987-2013

Acknowledged as leading business professional and as a leading computing professional



Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP

Novell Corporation

Certified Network Administrator – CNA

AutoDesk, 3Com, Entre’

Certified CAD specialist, Network Professional, Data Communications



Various publications 1978 - Present

CPA Practice Advisor monthly columnist, Journal of Accountancy, CRN, Accounting Technology, PCWeek, InfoWorld, Interface, State Society newsletters, frequent quotes in accounting and computer press.

Mitchell Publishing - 1981

Basic Using Micros

Random House - 1982

Business Computing Systems

McGraw Hill - 1984

Computers: An Introduction

John Wiley & Sons Publishing - 2002

Technology Best Practices

K2 Enterprises – 2003-2012

Accounting Software Solutions

Brian Tankersley Related seminars and products: 30

Brian Tankersley (@bftcpa, advises firms and companies on accounting technology issues.  He teaches courses in the US and Canada through K2 Enterprises, and has served as a guest speaker for professional accounting organizations in 46 US states and three provinces in Canada.  Tankersley is a Certified Public Accountant (Tennessee), a Certified Information Technology Professional, a Chartered Global Management Accountant.  Brian makes his home in Farragut, Tennessee.


Fri, Jul 13, 2018 - 08:00a to 11:40a CDT
Sat, Jul 28, 2018 - 10:00a to 01:40p CDT
Fri, Aug 24, 2018 - 12:00p to 03:40p CDT
Tue, Sep 18, 2018 - 02:00p to 05:40p CDT
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 - 08:00a to 11:40a CDT
Sat, Nov 10, 2018 - 10:00a to 01:40p CST
Wed, Dec 05, 2018 - 12:00p to 03:40p CST
Fri, Dec 14, 2018 - 02:00p to 05:40p CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Field of Study 1

Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Field of Study 1 Hours


Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Course Developer

K2 Enterprises

Date Added to Catalog


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