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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
CPAFMA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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

Reducing Your Firm's Exposure to a Data Breach - MAPCast

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Rob Ferrini, McGowanPRO - Cyber Liability/Data Breach Response Program Manager
Objective: Learn tips, best practices and services that can help mitigate the cost, time and disruption your firm may face from a loss or theft of your client’s personal data.
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this one hour course.

Course Description
Have you done all you can to reduce your firm’s exposure to a data breach. Fraudulent email scams are up over 2500% from last year. Reported ransomware claims have double from 2016, which is double the reported claims in 2015. Rob Ferrini, McGowanPRO’s Information and Data Breach program manager will be talking about tips, best practices and services that can help mitigate the cost, time and disruption your firm may face from a loss or theft of your client’s personal data.

Presenter Bio(s)
Since 1998, McGowanPRO (formerly NAPLIA) has specialized in providing professional liability and related insurance products to accountants, investment advisors, attorneys, and other professionals.

Rob Ferrini is McGowanPRO's Cyber Liability/Data Breach Response Program Manager. He has also served as an accountant's professional liability underwriter and he has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience.
Rob is a regular presenter on risk management and professional liability insurance. He has spoken nationally on Information Security and data breach coverage, best practices and mitigating the risk of a data breach with Information Security/Cyber Liability insurance.

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

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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.