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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
Tommy Stephens
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


Tommy Stephens Related seminars and products: 46

Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985.  Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm.  After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor.  After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group.  In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization.   While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In his practice, Mr. Stephens provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses.  Additionally, in 1995 he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals.  In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally 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-two years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,100 educational sessions to over 61,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms.  In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well.  He and Michelle – his wife of thirty-one years – have two children.  His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running.  Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Sat, Mar 13, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:49pm CST
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:49pm CDT
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:49pm CDT
Thu, Apr 22, 2021 - 06:00pm to 07:49pm CDT
Mon, May 03, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:49am CDT
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: 42


Mark M - Plainview, Minnesota

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

Jeffrey 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."

Deborah B

"Great presentation, very informative!!"

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