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The Academy
for New York State's Local Officials
UPCOMING EVENTS

October 6, 2020

Cybersecurity for Local Governments and Schools Virtual Series - Week 1
WHERE do we start? – This on-demand webinar will discuss putting together a conceptual framework for a comprehensive cybersecurity program. Discussion topics will include current threats, lessons from recent attacks, as well as, best practices related to: personal, private and sensitive information; IT asset inventories; policies and procedures; IT security awareness; and written IT agreements.

October 13, 2020

Cybersecurity for Local Governments and Schools Virtual Series - Week 2
WE are our own biggest threat – This on-demand webinar will focus on addressing threats created by the very users of your systems. Discussion topics will include “inside” threats and attacks, as well as, best practices related to: website content threats; internet use risks; malicious software infections; balancing user accounts with permissions and privileges; and strong password practices.

October 14 - 16, 2020

Introduction to Governmental Accounting (Basic Accounting School)
Participants will learn the basic concepts of governmental accounting and gain a working knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures during this 2 1/2 day session.

October 20, 2020

Cybersecurity for Local Governments and Schools Virtual Series - Week 3
Protecting against unseen dangers – This on-demand webinar will address various system threats. Discussion topics will include external threats and attacks, as well as best practices related to identifying potential vulnerabilities of networks and individual computers, including wireless access.

October 26, 2020

Cybersecurity for Local Governments and Schools Virtual Series - Week 4
Tying up loose ends – This on-demand webinar will focus on tying up loose ends to refine and finalize a comprehensive cybersecurity program. Discussion topics include assessing threats, identifying attacks, as well as best practices related to: physical access; disaster recovery; and audit trails and logs.

October 27 - 29, 2020

Introduction to Governmental Accounting (Basic Accounting School)
Participants will learn the basic concepts of governmental accounting and gain a working knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures during this 2 1/2 day session.

November 10, 2020

Seminars for Local Officials
The Division of Local Government and School Accountability is offering a series of virtual seminars for municipal and school district officials.

November 12, 2020

Seminars for Local Officials
The Division of Local Government and School Accountability is offering a series of virtual seminars for municipal and school district officials.

November 17 - 18, 2020

Accounting Principles and Procedures (Advanced Accounting School)
This 2 day school is designed to familiarize participants with the basic concepts of governmental accounting and give them a working knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures.