Proficiency with information systems (IS) and their supporting information technologies has become a core competency for accounting professionals; and because of its close relationship to internal control, IS security has evolved into a critical aspect of that competency. Unfortunately, IS security is not widely included within the core body of knowledge typically offered by business curriculums. This essay is intended first, to make a case for the importance of explicitly addressing IS security as part of an accounting curriculum and second, to provide some practical guidance to accounting information systems (AIS) educators who would like to develop and offer an IS security and control course (or otherwise incorporate more comprehensive coverage of information security topics into an already existing systems course). The course draft presented here is based on the author's experiences in designing, developing, and teaching an IS security course as a core course within an AIS curriculum.

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