This course provides a concise overview the Dark Web, a part of the internet that isn't indexed by search engines, and often associated with anonymous transactions and nefarious activities. Discover the leading threats and risks that the Dark Web poses to accounting firms. Explore how practitioners can effectively mitigate the risk of data breaches, ransomware attacks, financial fraud and other risks connected to the Dark Web. You’ll walk away with a foundational understanding of leading cybersecurity strategies that can help you maintain client trust and protect your firm's sensitive data in this complex threat landscape.

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding the Dark Web
  • Differences between Deep Web and Dark Web
  • Potential Threats from the Dark Web
  • Case Studies of Dark Web Exploitation in Accounting
  • Strategies for Mitigating Dark Web Threats
  • Implementing Effective Cybersecurity Measures
  • Role of Accountants in Addressing Dark Web Threats

Target Audience:
This course is designed for accounting and related financial professionals who handle sensitive financial information and want to learn how to protect themselves and their clients from the Dark Web and other online threats.

Learning Objectives
  • Discover and analyze the Dark Web and its impact on businesses.
  • Explore and evaluate the difference between the Deep Web and Dark Web.
  • Explore and explain the growing threats of the Dark Web to accountants and businesses.
  • Identify and review real-life examples of Dark Web exploitation.
  • Discover and develop effective strategies for cybersecurity and Dark Web threat mitigation.
  • Explore the evolving role of accountants in managing Dark Web threats.
Last updated/reviewed: November 28, 2023
2 Reviews (9 ratings)


Anonymous Author
A wide ranging course about cyber security that helps to make you aware of many of the potential hazards that are out there. Also provided many resources for additional information as well as practical tools for dealing in these areas.

Anonymous Author
Garrett Wasny does the best presentations!!! The visual quality of his slides is top notch, and he gives SO much information. Very interesting. Will seek his courses out. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Course Complexity: Foundational
Participants should have a basic understanding of computer networks, operating systems, and internet technologies.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Course Agenda5:22
  Introduction to Dark Web and Cyber Security13:48
  Assessing and Navigating Dark Web12:28
  Dark Web Threats for Tax and Accounting Professionals26:54
  Cyber Threat Scenarios and Case Study9:04
  Cyber Security Best Practices13:00
  Securing Client Data and Dark Web Monitoring7:14
  Incident Response and Recovery7:20
  Incident Response and Recovery7:20
  Evolving Threat Landscape and What's Ahead9:44
  Resources and Key Takeaways5:50
  Dark Web & Cyber Security for Tax and Accounting Professionals1:50:44
  Slides: Dark Web & Cyber Security for Tax and Accounting ProfessionalsPDF
  Dark Web & Cyber Security for Tax and Accounting Professionals GlossaryPDF