New York authorities set up a special operational headquarters to combat cyber threats

New York authorities set up a special operational headquarters to combat cyber threats

The city began to develop plans to create an initiative aimed at preventing cyberattacks back in 2017. In 2019, a similar project was created to coordinate the work of the city police and related NGOs, but only operated online. The project has now been fully launched.

Now in the New York district of Manhattan, an operational headquarters has officially begun to work, whose staff will monitor in real-time the emergence of probable threats in cyberspace. Within the framework of this organization, employees of the city and federal departments, as well as private companies will work. More than 280 partners will exchange data on potential cyber threats. The newspaper notes that New York thus became the first major American city in which such a headquarters operates.

According to a new study by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), in terms of opportunities in cyberspace, China will not be able to catch up with the United States in the next ten years. The cyber power of the Celestial Empire is undermined by security problems and insufficient analysis of the received intelligence.

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) recently released a report on the impact of the attack on the SolarWinds supply chain, suggesting that a cyberattack could be the cause of the next financial crisis.

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