Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York’s first-ever statewide cybersecurity strategy designed to protect the state’s digital infrastructure from cyber threats, backed by a $600 million funding commitment.
The strategy takes steps including clarifying agency roles and responsibilities, outlining existing and planned initiatives and investments and how they come together into a unified approach, and reiterating New York’s commitment to providing services, advice, and assistance to county and local governments. The state’s cybersecurity strategy provides public and private stakeholders with the outline of a plan to protect critical infrastructure, networks, data and technology systems.
In a statement Gov Hochul said the state’s plan provides a blueprint to ensure New York is ready to face any potential cyber threats.