Annual Security Update
$25 Members | Free PAFM | $40 Non-Members
Annual Security Update
July 30, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Hackers continue to get smarter every day, using social media to get to know your clients very well. Is your technology in need of an update?
Roman will walk through a checklist of the necessary components of an accounting firm's security including the latest information breach statistics and the specifics of how to minimize your firm’s greatest exposure: YOUR PERSONNEL.
Security is consistently listed as one of the AICPA’s Top Technology concerns, but few accounting firms take it seriously until they have been impacted by a breach. Roman will walk through a checklist of the necessary components to protect your firm including the latest IRS requirements. He will also update attendees on the latest threats and share security resources to minimize the firm’s exposure and educate firm personnel.
Roman Kepczyk, CPA.CITP, CGMA, PAFM
Roman H. Kepczyk, CPA.CITP, CGMA, PAFM is Director of Firm Technology Strategy for Right Networks. His primary focus is helping firms throughout North America effectively use information technology and accounting applications by optimizing their tax, audit, and administrative production workflows. He has spent the past twenty-two years consulting exclusively with CPA firms and prior to that, ten years with the CPA firm of Henry & Horne, (Arizona’s largest regional firm) where he was the partner in charge of the firm's Management Advisory Services and Consulting practices. Roman also served as the firm’s Administrative partner where he oversaw Internal Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, and was responsible for the creation and implementation of the firm's technology plan and budget. He is a member of the AICPA Council, a former member of the AICPA PCPS Executive Committee, and a former Chairman of the AICPA's Information Technology Executive Committee. He has served as a member of other AICPA initiatives, including the Special Committee on Enhanced Business Reporting, eBusiness Task Force, IT Best Practices, IT Research, IT Practices Committees, and Group of 100 projects. In addition, he is a former Chairman of the AICPA Top Technologies Task Force. Roman was named by INSIDE Public Accounting as one of the profession’s Most Recommended Consultants for each of the years from 2005 through 2017, CPA Practice Advisors "Top 25 Thought Leaders" from 2011 through 2019, and Accounting Today’s "Most Influential People in Accounting" thirteen times. Roman is also an Advisory Board Member to the CPA Firm Management Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Society of CPAs. He also authored “Quantum of Paperless: Partners Guide to CPA Firm Optimization” which outlines 32 key CPA best practices. On a technical level, Roman is an AICPA Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSS BB). He authored technology chapters for the PPC MAP Handbook, PPC Guide to Paperless Engagements, and sections of the AICPA MAP Handbook. He is also a regular contributor of articles to the AICPA PCPS, CPA Practice Advisor, Thomson Reuters Audit and Accounting publications, and the CPA Firm Management Association’s newsletters.