Accounting & Information Assurance

Smith School to Host Eighth Annual Cybersecurity Forum

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business in partnership with the School of Public Policy is pleased to present the Eighth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The forum is intended to encourage the exchange of ideas among a small group of researchers and executives who share a common interest in issues related to financial information systems and cybersecurity.

Smith Business Close-Up: Accounting Clues to the Financial Crisis

With the economy still recovering from the burst of the housing bubble and the financial crisis, experts are combing the period before the crisis and after for all the clues that could help avoid similar economic problems in the future. According to new research, accounting numbers hold big clues to how the credit default market functions – both before and after the crisis.

Second Annual Gordon Prize in Managing Cybersecurity Resources Awarded

College Park, Md. – February 10, 2011 — The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the recipient of the 2010 Gordon Prize in Managing Cybersecurity Resources, an essay contest that had competitors offering innovative solutions for how to allocate resources to protect personal and sensitive data on computers and online. Melissa S.

Smith School Hosts 21st Annual Conference on Financial Economics & Accounting

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the world’s most dynamic researchers in finance and accounting for the 21st Annual Conference on Financial Economics & Accounting (CFEA), Nov. 12-13, 2010, in College Park, Md. The event was held in conjunction with the 2010 Maryland Finance Symposium. Myron Scholes, winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Economics for his Black-Scholes theory and Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at Stanford University, gave the keynote address.

Focus on Risk Management

The Smith School's academic departments and research-focused centers of excellence combine leading scholars and industry veterans who truly understand the importance of risk management. Smith faculty and practitioners explore issues related to how risk impacts financial decisions, supply chains and the broader global economy.

Gordon Prize in Managing Cybersecurity Resources

In the 12 years that Lawrence Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, has spent pondering the economic issues related to cybersecurity, the risks have changed significantly. Businesses and government agencies no longer have to worry about teen hackers taking a shot at their organizations for bragging rights. Instead, multinational corporations and government agencies are suffering cyber-attacks from organized crime, large-scale fraud, disgruntled employees and even terrorists.

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