Gov. Hochul unveils 1st cybersecurity strategy for New York

The state’s Division of Homeland Security says it responded to 57 cyber incidents last year.

News 12 Staff

Aug 9, 2023, 4:58 PM

Updated 309 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul has revealed the first-ever cybersecurity strategy for New York.
The plan calls for an upgrade to state networks to support modern security technology.
The plan will also develop a state cybersecurity workforce and a program to educate New Yorkers about how the strategy works.
Hochul referenced the attack that hit Suffolk County.
"We already saw this in Suffolk County just a few months ago, literally almost brought to their knees because of a ransomware attack that forced many government functions to shut down or go offline," said Hochul.
Today’s announcement comes after a number of cyberattacks have battered the state.
The state’s Division of Homeland Security says it responded to 57 cyber incidents last year.  


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