NY State Land Title Association Hosts Cybersecurity Awareness Webinar With Experts, Electeds Leaders

Harlem World Magazine

October 27, 2021

Originally published in Harlem World Magazine on October 27, 2021.

During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, The New York State Land Title Association (NYSLTA) today held a webinar on cybersecurity, discussing best practices for data protection, securing personal information and remote work digital protection.

The webinar was moderated by Alexander H. Southwell from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and was joined by various panelists including New York State Senator Kevin Thomas, Chief Technology Officer of HomeServices of America Patty Smejkal, Special Agent Kate McCarthy of the FBI, CISA cybersecurity advisor Rich Richard Jr., and Executive Deputy Superintendent, Cybersecurity Division, New York State Department of Financial Services, Justin Herring.

Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

“States need to step up in order to prevent cybercrime and protect our critical infrastructure, consumers, and small businesses,” said State Senator Kevin Thomas. “Data privacy is incredibly fast paced, and our laws are outdated–so we need to look critically at this evolving atmosphere to best protect our consumers. I’m thankful for the members and experts who participated in this webinar today so that we continue to raise awareness during cybersecurity month.”

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