CCNY partners with Harlem Chamber of Commerce for Cybersecurity Lecture Series

The City College of New York partners with The Greater Harlem Chamber of CommerceThe New York County District Attorney’s Office and the NYC Department of Small Business Services to present “Cybersecurity Lecture Series: Spotlight on Small Businesses & Professional Services.” The final session of The 2019 Cybersecurity Lecture Series will take place Thurs., Dec. 5 from 9 to11:30 a.m. at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center at CCNY.  

The “Spotlight on Small Businesses & Professional Services” will provide cybersecurity information tools for New York City small businesses, retail, and professional service providers featuring a panel of experts to discuss threats, best practices, and tools to mitigate risk during the upcoming shopping season. A stellar group of experts will present the latest information on Cybersecurity.  Presenters include President Vincent Boudreau, who has made Cybersecurity a priority initiative at CCNY. Other key presenters include Kenn Kern, CIO and special assistant for International Relations at The New York County District Attorney’s Office, and Clayton Banks, president of Silicon Harlem and chair of The Chamber’s Technology Committee.

Small Business Services, Commissioner Gregg Bishop remarked, “In order to ensure the growth of our businesses as they advance in the future, Cybersecurity demands focus and dedication.  Cybersecurity protects the data and integrity of computing assets belonging to or connecting to an organization's network. This important gathering is to defend those assets against all threats related to cyber-attacks.” 

President Vincent Boudreau adds, “It is of vital importance that we provide our students, faculty and administrative staff the most current information that will fight against threatening our data resources.  We are extremely focused on developing and supporting our emerging leaders with a broader and more strategic understanding of the critical role that cyber risk management plays in organizational growth and success.”

According to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, “Now, more than ever, small businesses need to focus awareness and safeguard data protection.  Effective security strategies rely on employee awareness. All employees need to understand what types of threats are possible and how it will affect their business.”  

For more information about the Cybersecurity Lecture Series please visit this link, or contact Winston Majette at (212) 862-7200 and

About Cybersecurity Lecture Series 2019
The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, The New York County District Attorney’s Office, and NYC & Company partnered to present a quarterly CYBERSECURITY LECTURE SERIES providing cybersecurity information tools for New York City businesses featuring expert panelists to discuss threats, best practices, and tools to mitigate risk. Part I “Global Cyber Alliance Cybersecurity Toolkit; Part II: Understanding the Threat: Business Email Compromises; Part III: Understanding the Threat: Malicious Insiders; Part IV: Spotlight on Small Business.

About The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce
The mission of The Chamber is to improve the quality of life for all of its members and associates, as well as to develop and attract quality business and professional services. The Chamber continues to attract an ever-growing local, regional, national and international support base, ranging from single proprietors to Fortune 500 Corporations. The members consist of those who wish to contribute to and thrive from Harlem’s world-renowned vitality and recognition as a worldwide tourist, entertainment, sports, arts, cultural, educational, historic, religious and health services destination of international diversity.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its role at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit

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