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What is an CPAFMA MAPCast?
An CPAFMA MAPCast is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at an CPAFMA MAPCast?

Your MAPCast will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
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MAPCasts with an HR focus have been approved for one recertification credit hour toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at

What does my registration include?

Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the MAPCast. MAPCasts also include one hour of CPE.



No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.


No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.


A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.

Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

CPAFMA MAPCasts are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars

How to Create a Culture of Privacy & Security within your Organization - MAPCast

Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Rob Ferrini, Program Manager for Information Security and Data Breach Response Coverage, McGowanPRO
Objective: In this 50 minute presentation attendees will learn practical tips on how to address the risks of data management, how to build data privacy and security, and how to engage employees to be a part of the process.
Field of Study: Computer Science
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Ransomware is up 6,000% and 70% of businesses admit that they pay the ransom to obtain their data*. The average cost per record breached is $158 and for professional service firms the cost jumps to $223*.

IT departments are struggling to keep intruders out and to put reasonable measures in place to protect company data and the privacy of their clients' information. HR and finance personnel are ad hoc privacy officers and the demands are becoming a full-time job. The topic is overwhelming and discouraging.

This session will focus on practical tips and a road map on how to address the increasing risk of data management, how to build data privacy and security into the company culture, and how to engage employees to be part of the process.

*Ponemon Institute’s 11th annual Cost of Data Breach Study, 2016

Presenter Bio(s)
Rob Ferrini, McGowanPRO’s Program Manager for Information Security and Data Breach Response Coverage, will bring his experience counseling clients to discuss how to best protect your organizations brand, value and assets in the face of growing data breaches and ransomware attacks. He will also provide practical steps your firm can take to implement policies and processes to protect company data and client information. He will also discuss insurance options available and how a General and Professional Liability policy will respond to a Data Breach and how a Cyber Liability policy can fill the gaps.

$25.00 for CPAFMA Members / $40.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs

Delivery System

System requirements to use Adobe Connect:
Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a webinar. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.