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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October 18, 2020 – Centralized Finance in a DeFi World

Harumi Talks Centralized Finance in Decentralized Finance

Harumi Urata-Thompson was recently interviewed in a live podcast by Norbert Gehrke of eXponential Finance.

In the podcast, Harumi as Chief Finance Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Celsius Network talks about her current endeavors promoting centralized finance in a decentralized finance world.

eXponential Finance provides advisory and customized research services, primarily focused on – but not limited to – market entry to Japan/Asia, business model validation, innovation and scale-up strategies.

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September 24, 2020 – Space and Blockchain, An Online Panel by Blockchain Center

Space and Blockchain, A “Thursdays on the Block” Online Panel

The Blockchain Center hosts a weekly webcast event, “Thursdays on the Block“.  The New Space Economy was the centralizing topic de jour for a panel of experts that included Harumi Urata-Thompson, who appeared as CEO and Co-Founder of celestialdata.

This week’s panel discussion, “Space and Blockchain” was held with deeply experienced knowledge experts and entrepreneurs who operate at the intersection of Space (as in Outer Space) and emerging enabling technologies like blockchain.

Appearing on the panel alongside Harumi were Grant Blaisdell and Samuel Reid.  Grant Blaisdell is an early innovator in applying blockchain technology to various industries, having co-founded the leading Blockchain Analytics and AML company Confirm and the marketplace for digital Space assets, Copernic Space.

Samuel Reid is a mathematician, business executive, inventor, and STEM polymath, having been the Chief Blockchain Engineer of the world’s first government regulated cryptocurrency exchange, the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange. He was CEO of Clean Crude Corporation and GeometricLabs Corporation and is also part of the Space Exploration Branch of the Canadian Space Agency as a member of the Signature Technology Consultation Committee.

Engaging in a lively conversation, the panel addressed issues like:

How do you get involved in the New Space Economy?

What can we learn about New Space Economy startup trajectories?

What about the New Space Economy startup ecosystem is different?

When and how do you fundraise in the New Space Economy ecosystem?

The online event was hosted by the Blockchain Center as part of its weekly “Thursdays on the Block” webcast panel discussion.

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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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September 7, 2020 – Harumi Urata-Thompson Shares Her Journey with Gaper.io

Harumi Shares Her Journey Through the Years with Gaper.io

Harumi Urata-Thompson was recently interviewed in a live podcast by Gaper.io about the way in which her professional career took unconventional turns over the years.  For Harumi, these lead to trailblazing in the corporate sphere and ultimately, to entrepreneurship.  Also archived on YouTube as a video, Harumi’s interview is freely available for viewing by anyone interested in making career shifts.

Gaper.io is a Pakistan-based provider of remote software engineering talent, with specialization in preparing and vetting the top 1% of full-stack engineers that global firms are looking to hire.  Full-stack developers are proficient in both the front-end and back-end languages and frameworks, as well as in server, network, and hosting environments.

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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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June 4, 2020 – ETC Labs Accelerator Interviews Mentor Harumi Urata-Thompson

ETC Labs Accelerator Interviews Mentor and HUT Consulting CEO, Harumi Urata-Thompson

Recently Harumi was interviewed in her role as a mentor in the ETC Labs Accelerator program on the state of blockchain technology.  Among the many key insightful thoughts from the Q&A session, Harumi answered a question that is particularly relevant today,

What do we need for the next generation of workers and employees to understand about blockchain? What does it mean to have blockchain as a skill?“.

See Harumi’s response in the original medium article.

“We believe having a robust board of mentors with a breadth of experience within innovation, blockchain, and financial sectors is a crucial component for the startups coming through our program,” said Liz Kukka, Executive Director of the ETC Labs accelerator program. “We’re elated to work with Harumi and bring her scope of experience and expertise to the Ethereum Classic ecosystem.”
Liz Kukka, Executive Director of the ETC Labs accelerator program

ETC Labs Accelerator promotes the advancement of blockchain technology and Ethereum Classic; providing technical support for blockchain and digital asset startups through the Ethereum Classic Labs Accelerator. One aspect that makes them a leading accelerator for Ethereum Classic and other blockchain projects is their esteemed board of mentors. Harumi Urata-Thompson is honored to be one of them.

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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 13, 2020 – What Blockchain Could Look Like in a Post-COVID Economy

Podcast Appearance by HUT Consulting: What Blockchain Looks Like in a Post-COVID-19 Economy

Harumi Urata-Thompson was the guest speaker at LairEast’s podcast hosted by Ron Hamenhem. 

Harumi addressed the LairEast community to talk about what we are going through at the moment as we continue to stay in COVID-19 lockdown and its impact on economy.  She discussed what blockchain can do in this environment and what it could become. 

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