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Smith's Larry Gordon to Speak at London School of Economics' Management Accounting Research Group Conference

Mar 02, 2006
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Larry Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance and director of the Ph.D. Program, will be the plenary speaker at the London School of Economics' Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) Conference on April 6, 2006. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Accounting and Finance at LSE, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), with a theme of Risk Management & Financial Control."

Management accounting practices revolve around organizational control issues. Never before have interdependencies between corporate control concerns, risk management priorities and security technology and computer assurances been more significant to management and management accounting processes. This years MARG Conference places these concerns and cybersecurity issues -defined widely as the control of computer-based system vulnerabilities including the managerial use of systems - center stage and discusses a variety of aspects of risk management and management accounting.

"My talk, Risk Management and Cybersecurity: A Management Accounting Perspective, will focus on my research with Martin Loeb in the area of economic aspects of cybersecurity," says Gordon. Gordon goes on to note that "the high academic profile of LSE's accounting faculty, coupled with the fact that the two main professional accounting organizations in the UK, are cosponsors of this conference provides strong evidence that our research is having an important impact on the field of accounting as well as the field of computer science." There should be at least 150 individuals in attendance at the 2006 MARG Conference, with a roughly even split between academicians and senior executives/practitioners.

Gordon is the co-author (with Martin Loeb) of the highly acclaimed new book from McGraw-Hill's Professional Division entitled "Managing Cybersecurity Resources: A Cost Benefit Analysis." This book was written in order to bring Gordon and Loeb's research on cybersecurity to a wider audience.

Visit the London School of Economics Web Site for more information.

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