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    Rutledge Welcomes Southern Region Meeting Participants to Little Rock

    May 21, 2019

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today opened up the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region Meeting. The meeting’s theme is Cyber Privacy and Security in the 21st Century and is being attended by attorneys general and their senior staff from across the country. The two-day educational event will bring experts in cyber security to Little Rock.

    “As chair of the NAAG Southern Region, I am pleased to bring cyber security experts from across the country here to Little Rock,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “My goal for this seminar is not only to highlight our beautiful state, but also educate officials about the threats and prevention measures related to cyber security.”

    "Cybersecurity and privacy are increasingly important issues in today's world,” said NAAG Executive Director Chris Toth. “On behalf of our members and with the leadership of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, NAAG is proud to provide a forum where the attorney general community can discuss best practices for protecting citizens from these complex threats.”

    The meeting will include panel discussions about the current state of cyber privacy and security, its vulnerabilities and strategies to protect from cyber attacks. Sessions will also be held on what companies are doing to protect consumers’ personal information, the State’s role in HIPPA violations and cyberattack responses.

    Former Arkansas U.S. Senator and former Arkansas Attorney General Mark Pryor, along with former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel will moderate the panel discussions. Other moderators and presenters include attorneys general from Tennessee, Texas and Alabama. Attendees from 19 states have registered to participate in the meeting.

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