Senator Farley and Colleagues Conducted Cyber Security Hearing Nov. 18th


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) and six of his Senate colleagues hosted a hearing in Rome, NY, and heard testimony from experts in law enforcement, finance and computer science about the state’s preparedness against cyber-attacks on November 18th.

The hearing was open to the public and was streamed live on the Internet. It can be viewed at

Testimony was given by several experts, including:

• Benjamin Lawsky, Department of Financial Services superintendent

• Jerome Hauer, Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services commissioner

• Joseph D’Amico, State Police superintendent

• Steve Chapin, associate professor at Syracuse University’s LC Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science

• Shiu-Kai Chin, co-director of Syracuse University’s Center for Information and Systems Assurance and Trust (CISAT)

• Raymond L. Philo, Utica College’s director of research operations