The Academy for New York State's Local Officials

Webinars

Interview with a Hacker (Cybersecurity) Webinar

Hosted By: The Office of the State Comptroller

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Through a mock interview with a “world-renowned and infamous hacker,” we will explain how a lack of basic cybersecurity controls makes a hacker’s job easier. We will share simple, low-cost improvements that local officials can make today to significantly strengthen municipal networks and systems against cyberattacks. Discussion topics include hacker incentives, ransomware, strong passwords, least privilege, software management, security awareness training and more!

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Internal Controls for Payroll Webinar

Hosted By: The Office of the State Comptroller

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Having effective internal controls will help ensure that your municipality or district uses public assets efficiently and protects against fraud, waste and abuse. This session will cover the internal control framework for payroll, including steps for assessing risks and implementing safeguards. We will discuss payroll audit findings throughout the presentation as we identify key risk areas for building a strong control environment over payroll activities.

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