HUT Consulting Updates NYCLA on COVID’s Impact
Harumi Urata-Thompson addressed members of the NYCLA Continuing Legal Education Institute at the 44th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute in April 2021, again in an online forum due to the overhang of the pandemic.
Within a full day of panel discussions, Harumi appeared alongside other experts to speak to the specifics surrounding COVID-19’s impact on technology and security issues for small firms. Harumi was reunited (virtually, that is) with Mark Rosen, Esq., Brooklyn Law School, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, amongst others.
NYCLA’s Continuing Legal Education Institute set up this program to inform the public, lawyers, corporations and national security practitioners about:
- how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted litigating commercial and personal injury cases;
- the use of technology, including the benefits and concerns;
- the ethical ramifications of the “new normal;”
- how law firms are dealing with/reacting to, the crisis situation;
- and what are the implications for the future.
HUT Consulting on Cybersecurity Post COVID-19
Harumi Urata-Thompson updated Information Technology professionals with online continuing education on The Great IT Professional’s platform.
In the “Cybersecurity Post COVID-19” webinar, Harumi described how COVID-19 changed the way we work and the environment that surrounds us. In greater detail in the webinar, Harumi talked about how organizations face new kinds of challenges due to uncertainty, the remote workforce and the surge of opportunistic cybercriminals.
The Great IT Professional is an organization fully funded and supported by CAI. The Great IT Professional was created to promote project management and information technology best practices and to make it easy and affordable for IT and Project Management professionals to stay educated and competitive in a rapidly changing, global landscape.
A Cybersecurity Update for Brooklyn Law Students
Invited again to address law students on cybersecurity issues, Harumi Urata-Thompson joined a panel of experts in a now familiar online conference environment. Mark Rosen of Brooklyn Law School often hosts guest lecturers to broaden dialogue and offer law students the latest thinking at the intersection of technology, law, and security.
Harumi participated in bringing together the group’s expertise in law, business, and technology to mix it up with promising young minds of students in a quintessentially contemporary mode of technology-enabled learning.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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“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.
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.