Financial cybersecurity expert to speak at UB

Published March 16, 2023

Cybersecurity is vital for organizations to maintain the integrity of their financial data and meet regulatory requirements, and this spring, the School of Management is hosting Dave Burg, cybersecurity leader at EY Americas, for a free lecture.

Presented by the school’s Helen and Oscar Sufrin Lectureship in Accounting, Burg’s talk — titled “Cybersecurity Issues and Implications for Financial Reporting” — will take place at 5:45 p.m. March 29 in 225 Natural Sciences Complex, North Campus.

Financial markets and investors continue to view cybersecurity as critical to the integrity of business processes and the underlying financial information, making Burg’s lecture particularly timely for accounting students and professionals.

Burg is an expert on practical issues related to cybersecurity. In his role at EY, one of the Big Four accounting firms, he assists clients in reactive and proactive consulting capacities involving the deployment of information technology solutions and their use.

He regularly contributes to, and has been quoted in, a variety of business and industry journals, and presents on a wide range of topics at global corporations, law firms, industry events and government agencies; he has lectured at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Georgetown University and Penn State University.

Open to the public, the free lecture will be followed by a Q&A. Advance registration is required by March 27. For more information, contact Cassie Nguyen, clinical assistant professor of accounting and law.

The Helen and Oscar Sufrin Lectureship in Accounting brings distinguished business professionals to the School of Management to speak about accounting issues. Funding is provided through the generous support of Leslie Sufrin and Gerald Sufrin, a longtime UB faculty member, in honor of their late parents.