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K2’s A Scary Ride Through the Dark Web

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA, Jr.
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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You have heard of the Dark Web, but have you experienced it? If not, buckle in for a scary ride through the underbelly of the Internet. Here many illicit and illegal activities occur every day, potentially affecting our personal and organizational security. In this session, you will experience first-hand the Dark Web and all that it entails – both positive and negative. Upon completing this session, you will understand why it is important to secure your information so that you do not become yet another victim of the Dark Web.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Differentiate the Dark Web from the ordinary Internet and from the “Deep Web” 
  • Identify the steps necessary to securely connect to and navigate the Dark Web 
  • List examples of useful sites and uses of the Dark Web
  • Provide illustrations of how the Dark Web is used to facilitate potentially illegal activities, including those such as selling hacked data and identity theft

Major Subjects
  • The origin of the Dark Web and the Deep Web and their relationship to the “ordinary” Internet
  • How to connect to and browse the Dark Web
  • Security risks associated with accessing the Dark Web
  • Potentially useful sites and applications on the Dark Web

Course Materials


Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

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K2 Enterprises

Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

During his professional career, Tommy has gained valuable experience in a variety of positions, including:

  • Working as an auditor and technology consultant for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm;
  • Leading an Internal Audit staff and managing a Cost Accounting team for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Serving as a Chief Financial Officer for an international engineering organization; and
  • Founding and managing his public accounting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small and emerging businesses.

In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past twenty-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

Presently, Tommy resides in Woodstock, Georgia, where he enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, running, and other outdoor activities. Tommy maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Wed, May 26, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CDT
Tue, Jun 15, 2021 - 06:00pm to 07:49pm CDT
Wed, Jun 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:49am CDT
Tue, Jul 06, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:49am CDT
Fri, Jul 30, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:49pm CDT
Thu, Aug 12, 2021 - 06:00pm to 07:49pm CDT
Tue, Aug 31, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:49am CDT
Tue, Sep 07, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:49am CDT
Sat, Sep 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:49am CDT
Fri, Oct 08, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:49pm CDT
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:49am CDT
Mon, Nov 01, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:49am CDT
Wed, Nov 24, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CST
Fri, Dec 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:49pm CST
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 - 06:00pm to 07:49pm CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 11/14/19
Date Added to Catalog 11/14/19
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals who desire to learn more about the Dark Web, why it exists, and the positive and negative attributes associated with it
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 52


Melissa D - La Plata, Maryland

"SO interesting. Great course!"

Howard D

"Well done again! Thanks Tommy"

Marianna V - Incline Village, Nevada

"Course was excellent. I understand why the Navy used this before it was public. Thanks for doing this program. "

Mark M - Plainview, Minnesota

"We need more of these courses as technology is such an important part of our environment"

Kovach Jeffrey Michael K

"Very informative!"

Howard H - AUSTIN, Texas

"Excellent detailed review, especially listing resources & walking thru the various browsers on Tommy's screen."

Norman K

"I thought the presenter and presentation was fantastic, I learned an awful lot today!!! Thanks!"

Jeanne M

"Excellent overview of the dark web. Video ad audio quality were excellent which is important in an online environment. Overall, very satisfied."

Barr Deborah Adkins B

"Great presentation, very informative!!"

Chaikin A

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