Gov. Hochul announces creation of New York cybersecurity force

A new Joint Security Operations Center based in Brooklyn and a statewide task force for cybersecurity have been established.

The measures are intended to improve communication among the state’s various cybersecurity offices. The Center can also serve as a “nerve center” in the event of a cyberattack.

Recent developments in Russia have brought cybersecurity issues to the forefront of officials’ attention.

“We realize that we’re only as strong as our weakest link. Our cities and our counties — they’re connected to our state operations. So, an attack on them could lead to a larger attack and disruption,” New York’s Governor Hochul told Chris Sommerfeldt and Tim Balk of the New York Daily News.

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