New York state governor Kathy Hochul unveiled a new centralized cybersecurity center after White House officials met with her on Friday to discuss their concerns about potential cyberattacks.
Hochul announced the new statewide Joint Security Operations Center alongside mayors from New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers on Tuesday afternoon.
The cybersecurity hub, located in Brooklyn and called the first of its kind in the nation, will serve as a centralized location for state officials to turn in times of cybercrisis.
Officials said the Joint Security Operations Center will be comprised of experts from federal and state law enforcement entities, representatives from local and county governments, and NYC3.
NYC3 was created in 2017 as a body coordinating New York City’s cyber defenses across more than 100 agencies and offices.
The mayors said the command center will strengthen the state’s threat detection capability “by centralizing telemetry data — allowing officials to assess and monitor potential threats in real time.” The center will also help officials “streamline threat intelligence and responses in the event of a significant cyberattack.”
Hochul explained that she had been working throughout the weekend after federal officials held meetings warning of the potential for cyberattacks coming in response to