Cyber attacks on infrastructure they are quickly becoming a significant problem in the U.S., and New York is opening a facility that could help defend against these potentially dangerous hacks. The Wall Street Journal reports that the NYC launched a long-standing Cyber Services and Infrastructure Operations Center (CCSI) in Manhattan to defend against major cyber attacks.
Members of the blend initiative are public and private sector organizations that include Amazon, the Federal Reserve Bank, IBM, the New York City Police Department and several healthcare professionals. If cybernetics hit, they would ideally work closely together to overcome the onslaught and garner a city response if the digital offensive shakes NYC’s infrastructure.
Politicians first launched the idea in 2017, but CCSI has so far been a strictly virtual initiative.
NYC is the first American city to have such a cyberdefense center, but it may not be the last. Cities like Atlanta i Baltimore have recovered from ransomware attacks in recent years, in many cases it has taken a long time (and a lot of money) to recover. A coordinated operational facility could help these cities quickly bounce off a wide range of hacks or at least mitigate the damage.
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