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Cybersecurity and the Brand-Assurance Value of the New .cpa Domain

"This is a very significant step for the profession; it's a LEADERSHIP step."

What's the security value of a name? CPA.com CEO Erik Asgeirsson outlines the many security and branding benefits of .cpa, a new top-level domain for the finance and accounting profession.


Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO of CPA.com

Our Guest. Erik Asgeirsson has been President and CEO of CPA.com for the past fifteen years and was part of the original founding team. Under his leadership, CPA.com has established itself as a leader on emerging technologies and as a key solution provider to accounting firms in the United States, with a growing global focus. Erik also led the creation of RIVIO, a private company financial information clearinghouse, and is overseeing the launch of .cpa, a new top level domain for the profession. Before joining CPA.com, Erik held a variety of positions over a ten-year period at AT&T in business development, operations, and product management. He holds an MBA in Finance from The New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, where he was elected to the Eta Kappa Nu engineering honour society. Connect with him at www.cpa.com/speakers/erik-asgeirsson


Kacee Johnson, Strategic Advisor at CPA.com


These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode.

  • what a top-level domain is.
  • why it's been developed.
  • who'd find it useful.
  • the benefits to members of the accounting and finance profession.
  • its cybersecurity value, especially in assurance, credibility and verifiability

Here are links to AICPA and other guidance and other explanatory content on the topics discussed in this episode:

  • Learn more about .cpa at domains.cpa.
  • Find technology and cybersecurity resources for CPAs at CPA.com.
  • Discover how Cybersecurity Month is being marked in the USA as "NCSAM", and the EU as "ECSM".
  • Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks.

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