Cybersecurity Lecture Series: Spotlight On Small Businesses & Professional Services In Harlem

November 26, 2019

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) is excited to partner with The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, The City College of New York,

NYC Department of Small Business Services, and Silicon Harlem to present “Cybersecurity Lecture Series: Spotlight on Small Businesses & Professional Services.”This final session of The 2019 Cybersecurity Lecture Series will take place on Thursday, December 5th, 2019, Saturday, from 9 am – 11:30 am, at The City College of New York Advanced Science Research Center, St. Nicholas Terrace, entrance on West 133 rd Street & Convent Avenue.

The “Spotlight on Small Businesses & Professional Services” will provide cybersecurity information tools for New York City small businesses, retail, and professional service providers featuring a panel of experts to discuss threats, best practices, and tools to mitigate risk during the upcoming shopping season. A stellar group of experts will present the latest information on Cybersecurity. Presenters include Dr. Vincent Boudreau, President, The City College of New York (CCNY), who has made Cybersecurity a priority initiative at CCNY. Other key presenters include Kenn Kern, Chief Information Officer, The New York County District Attorney’s Office, and Clayton Banks, President of Silicon Harlem and Chair of The Chamber’s Technology Committee.

NYC Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop stated that, “In order to ensure the growth of our businesses as they advance in the future, Cybersecurity demands focus and dedication. Cybersecurity protects the data and integrity of computing assets belonging to or connecting to an organization’s network. This important gathering is to defend those assets against all threats related to cyber-attacks.”

President Vincent Boudreau adds, “It is of vital importance that we provide our students, faculty and administrative staff the most current information that will fight against threatening our data resources. We are extremely focused on developing and supporting our emerging leaders with a broader and more strategic understanding of the critical role that cyber risk management plays in organizational growth and success.”

According to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, “Now, more than ever, all small businesses need to focus on awareness and safeguard data protection. Effective security strategies rely on employee awareness. All employees need to understand what types of threats are possible and how it will affect their business.”

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The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, The New York County District Attorney’s Office, The City College of New York, NYC & Company partnered to present a quarterly CYBERSECURITY LECTURE SERIES providing cybersecurity information tools for New York City businesses featuring expert panelists to discuss threats, best practices, and tools to mitigate risk. Part I Global Cyber Alliance Cybersecurity Toolkit; Part II: Understanding the Threat: Business Email Compromises; Part III: Understanding the Threat: Malicious Insiders; Part IV: Spotlight on Small Businesses & Professional Services.

The mission of The Chamber, founded in 1896, is to improve the quality of life for all of its members and associates, as well as to develop and attract quality business and professional services. The Chamber continues to support an ever-growing local, regional, national and international support base, ranging from single proprietors to Fortune 200 Corporations. The members consist of those who wish to contribute to and thrive from Harlem’s world-renowned vitality and recognition as a worldwide tourist, entertainment, sports, arts, cultural, educational, historic, religious and health services destination of unique diversity.

For more information about the Cybersecurity Lecture Series call (212) 862-7200.

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