Governor Hochul Announces Launch of $30 Million Shared Services Program to Enhance Cyber Defenses in Counties Across the State
Counties Are Now Eligible to Participate in New Shared Services Program Including Endpoint Detection and Response Services to Protect Against Malicious Cyber Activity including Ransomware Attacks.
Today's announcement complements the work of the State's recently announced Joint Security Operations Center in Brooklyn, the nation's first-of-its-kind cyber command center that houses cybersecurity assets from multiple levels of government partners under one roof.
These services will be provided to counties, and the cities mentioned above, at no cost to them, thanks to the State's consolidated licensing and economies of scale. Many local governments currently do not have resources necessary to protect their systems from cyberattacks and ransomware, including systems which provide critical services such as healthcare, emergency management, utility services as well as law enforcement.