November 13, 2020 – National Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID

Harumi on Cybersecurity and the Legal Sphere

Harumi Urata-Thompson is often asked to present to members of the NYCLA Continuing Legal Education Institute. This time in an online webinar, Harumi appeared alongside a panel of respected experts at NYCLA’s Sixth Annual program.

Using a panel format comprised of all-star experts in their fields, the program looked today’s ever changing technological climate, the threat of cyberwarfare and hacks, the impact of COVID-19, as well as the changing role of the attorney and law firm.

Panels in the program included:

  • Cyber Security and Crime: How to Understand the Threat to Your Firm and Client
  • The Intelligence Community Under Attack: The Risk to National security; whistleblowers and Why we Need Them
  • COVID and the Changed Workplace: How to Has Affected the Employer and Employee
  • National Security and Counterterrorism in the 2020’s: Prosecuting Terrorism Cases; Investigating National Security Cases; The Mind of a Domestic Terrorist
  • Pandemic Response and National Security: Deployment of thee Military; Legality of Quarantine Orders; How to Fight COVID-19
  • The Changing Supreme Court: Animus at 1 First Street NE, Washington DC
  • Lies, Deceit and Fake News: How it Impacts National Security
  • Homeland Security Investigations: IP Investigations; Cyber Crime; Money Laundering; Human Trafficking
  • Customs and Border Protection: What do They REALLY do?

Harumi reunited with Mark Rosen, Esq., Brooklyn Law School, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, who serves as Program Chair and Moderator.

NYCLA’s Continuing Legal Education Institute set up the program to inform the public, lawyers, corporations and national security practitioners about the latest developments in the area of cyber security, national security, threats, privacy, and the evolving role and responsibilities of attorneys and firms in the time of COVID and beyond.

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September 11, 2020 – Current Issues in Corporate Governance Update Webinar on HalfMoon

Harumi Updates Professionals: Current Issues in Corporate Governance Webinar on HalfMoon

Presenting on Day 2 of a 2-day webinar series as part of continuing education for professional accountants and lawyers, Harumi Urata-Thompson provided an update on cybersecurity issues today. Harumi addressed a myriad of key cybersecurities topics, including:

Understanding cybersecurity risks
Management and board member training
Implementing internal controls and best practices
Cybersecurity insurance
Recent developments in cybersecurity: examining the latest attacks and defenses

HalfMoon Education Inc. provides high-quality continuing education seminars to professionals. HalfMoon Education Inc. is the successor to the combination of HalfMoon LLC and Foxmoor Continuing Education, a respected provider of post-secondary learning activities and programs for attorneys, accountants and financial professionals. HalfMoon Education selectively recruits distinguished faculty members that understand professional needs by geographic region.

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August 27, 2020 – “SEC & Mom and Pop Investors? Nodes on CODA” Podcast with Matthew Aaron

“SEC & Mom and Pop Investors? Nodes on CODA” Podcast with Matthew Aaron

Listen to Harumi Urata-Thompson and Matthew Aaron as they talk about “mom and pop” investors and the CODA “lightweight” blockchain protocol on his podcast show, The Decrypt Daily: Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency Podcast. Matthew Aaron, Editor-in-Chief of CRYPTO 101 Media, is an advocate for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. He is focused on educating the average consumer to the benefits and real-world applications of blockchain technology.

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June 19, 2020 – Cybersecurity in the Work From Home Environment of COVID-19: NELA Panel

Cybersecurity in the Work From Home Environment of COVID-19: NELA Panel

In a time of COVID-19, people working from home use virtual communication platforms within varying home office situations.  This raises the challenge of applying the right cybersecurity policies and procedures, which protects and supports but doesn’t hinder work.  This also applies directly to the ambient issues surrounding employment law. Accordingly, the panel of experts that included Harumi highlighted current cybersecurity issues for the online audience members of the National Employment Lawyers Association in New York.

As Harumi describes the work-from-home environment today in a COVID-19 world:

Bad actors do not discriminate the organizations with 10 people from that of 10,000 people so regardless of whom we work for or where we are, we all need to be cognizant of what’s happening out there and be prepared. There are a lot of things that we can do in this field to protect our computers, data and work environment from being breached without having a big group of people working solely on it. It all starts with awareness and it doesn’t have to be scary.

Presenting alongside Harumi Urata-Thompson were Paul Jang, Legal & EdTech Specialist at Brooklyn Law School, employment lawyer Troy Kessler, Roseni Plaza, Executive Director of NELA NY, and Mark Rosen, Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School.

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May 18, 2020 – COVID-19 and Cybersecurity Implications for NYC Legal Continuing Education

HUT Consulting Updates NYC Legal Community on Cybersecurity Amidst Mandatory Work From Home in a COVID-19 Environment

Harumi Urata-Thompson is often asked to keep members of the NYCLA Continuing Legal Education Institute abreast of the latest issues impacting the intersection of Tech, Security, and Business practices. During the current pandemic, with so many people working from home and telecommuting, cybersecurity issues are at the forefront.

Harumi reunited with Mark Rosen, Esq., Brooklyn Law School, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Guy Robinson, IT Consultant on the panel of experts presenting at the event. They addressed steps lawyers can take to protect themselves and their clients, ethical considerations, and scams and hacks to watch out for.

“Bad actors never take vacation so why should we ever stop learning?”

Harumi Urata-Thompson, CEO, HUT Consulting

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May 2019 – AI Impacts Our Lives – What Do We Need to Keep in Mind?

AI Impacts Our Lives – What Do We Need to Keep in Mind?

Harumi Urata-Thompson conducted a webinar presentation tackling AI issues head on. As modern economies increasingly rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to make lives more effective and predictive, we explore qualitative obstacles to and solutions for developing unbiased and issue-free AI algorithms.

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May 2019 – Let’s Have a Hard Look at Blockchain

Let’s Have a Hard Look at Blockchain

Harumi Urata-Thompson conducted a “Blockchain 101” webinar presentation on what blockchain is, what it can do for businesses, roadblocks to adopting it, and best practices for using it.

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January 16, 2019 – Cybersecurity: Technology, Risk and the Law Seminar

Cybersecurity: Technology, Risk and Law Seminar

HUT Consulting was retained by the continuing education provider HalfMoon Education Inc. to organize an all day cybersecurity seminar and present there.  Attendees included lawyers, cybersecurity practitioners and auditors from various industries.  The segments provided were

  1. Cybersecurity Basics
  2. Cybersecurity Law: Trends and Developments
  3. Network Security
  4. Cyberattacks and Hacking
  5. Cybersecurity: Anticipating and Responding to Cyberattacks and Breaches

 

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