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With attest tool to come, AICPA issues cyber reporting framework

Tammy Whitehouse | April 27, 2017

The accounting profession is getting some new tools to deploy in their growing involvement with addressing cyber-risk.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has finalized and issued for use a cyber-security risk management reporting framework that is meant to help companies articulate what they are doing to address cyber-risk. The focus of the framework is not to provide methods or controls for how to assess cyber-security risk management. Rather, the new AICPA framework is geared toward helping auditors, both internal and external, follow a common language and approach for reporting on cyber-risk to stakeholders who want and need some comfort around what the company is doing.

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