Security officials give defense primer to Jewish business leaders in Lakewood, NJ
Some 200 people gathered at Congregation Sons of Israel in Lakewood, N.J., on Tuesday night not to pray, but to learn about new security technologies and hear from law-enforcement experts and others about how to stay safe. The security summit took place as anti-Semitic incidents and vandalism continue to be reported in Ocean County, N.J., particularly in the towns of Lakewood and Jackson. According to the ADL, Ocean County recorded 21 anti-Semitic incidents in 2018—a number that experts believe is low because of the underreporting of incidents. Presenters at the event included Lakewood Police Chief Greg Meyer and Michael Geraghty, New Jersey’s chief information security officer, who spoke on protecting businesses and institutions digitally from ransomware, malware and cybercrimes.