New York City Launches a Cyberdefense Center in Manhattan
Infrastructure cyberattacks are quickly becoming a significant problem in the US, and New York City is opening a facility that could help fend off those potentially dangerous hacks. From a report: The Wall Street Journal reports that NYC has launched a long-in-the-making Cyber Critical Services and Infrastructure (CCSI) operations center in Manhattan to defend against major cyberattacks. The initiative’s members are a mix of public and private sector organizations that include Amazon, the Federal Reserve Bank, IBM, the New York Police Department and multiple healthcare providers. If a cyberattack hits, they’ll ideally cooperate closely to both overcome the attack and muster a city response if the digital offensive hobbles NYC’s infrastructure. Politicians first floated the idea in 2017, but CCSI has been a strictly virtual initiative until now.

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