November 30th and December 7th (10:0 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
NYCOM's two-part Village Elections Webinar series will provide a thorough overview of the village elections process in an interactive format.
Part I will address ballot access, voter registration, absentee ballot applications, ballot preparation, and election inspector appointment and training.
Part II will address poll watchers, election day procedures, dealing with voters not on the registration list, canvassing the vote, the clerk's post-election responsibilities, and the availability of election records.
Speaker: Rebecca Ruscito, NYCOM Counsel
Social engineering is the biggest cybersecurity threat, and involves the human factor. Your municipality should view Cyber Awareness training seriously and encourage participation. There's a common misconception that only non-technical or naïve individuals would fall victim to social engineering and phishing scams.
CYBER awareness training educates employees on how to identify the various tactics and signs of social engineering. Since the attacks continue to evolve, ongoing training for your employees is crucial to keep them aware of the latest social engineering ploys. Keeping ahead of holiday phishing threats makes this webinar a must!
Training will review:
End users must be taught how to recognize signs of social engineering, how to mitigate the attacks, and how to appropriately report so the threats can be better mitigated and tracked.
If social engineering is the biggest cybersecurity threat, and it is, should it not be treated and mitigated as such? Make sure your municipality takes Cyber Awareness seriously and does the appropriate training to significantly reduce risk
For detailed information on the program and requirements, visit https://esd.ny.gov/
NYCOM's municipal matters quarterly magazine (Vol. 5, No. 2) is available to download in full for NYCOM Members only.
If you would like to view a sneak peak of articles included in this issue of the Municipal Matters, please click on one of the highlighted articles listed here:
Held at the Third District Administrative Office, 2500 Pond View (1st floor Conference Room), Castleton-on-Hudson, NY (9:00-am - 5:00 p.m.)
The classes are required for non-attorney justices prior to taking the bench, but new attorney judges are encouraged to attend as well. Registration must be done online. Registration will close on December 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm.
Click HERE for details on how to assist municipalities with assessing and supporting drinking water source protection programs. The Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2) is a state-run program created to assist municipalities with proactively protecting their drinking water sources. The goal is to help municipalities develop and implement their own unique drinking water source protection plan for the source(s) of their drinking water.