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Monday, May 27th, 2024

New York to form, host Joint Security Operations Center for local, state and federal cybersecurity efforts

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the creation of a Joint Security Operations Center (JSOC) in Brooklyn that will provide data sharing and cyber coordination for local, state, and federal cybersecurity efforts.

It is the first such cyber command center in the nation, and the partners involved – New York State, New York City, local and regional governments, critical infrastructure, and federal assets – will coordinate threat intelligence and incident response as they work out statewide defense and assessment of cyber threats. The new nerve center will engage in data collection, response efforts, and information sharing.

“There is a new type of emerging risk that threatens our daily lives, and just as we improved our physical security infrastructure in the aftermath of 9/11, we must now transform how we approach cybersecurity with that same rigor and seriousness,” Hochul said. “I’m proud to announce this dynamic and innovative partnership to establish the Joint Security Operations Center in collaboration with New York City, our upstate cities, and government and business leaders across the state. Cybersecurity has been a priority for my administration since Day 1, and this command center will strengthen our ability to protect New York’s institutions, infrastructure, our citizens, and public safety.”

The JSOC comes in addition to big security plans for New York in 2023, including $61.9 million of investment into cybersecurity infrastructure and a proposed $30 million cyber defense program for localities.