A Joint Security Operations Center (JSOC) will bolster New York State's ability to combat cybersecurity threats and attacks. The center — headquartered in Brooklyn — will be a hub for coordinating cybersecurity efforts across New York State, helping to foster collaboration among city, state and federal entities.
"Technology runs our water, controls our electricity, and notifies us during an emergency, so cyberattacks have the ability to bring our entire city to a halt if we are not prepared," said New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
"Our city is a prime target for those who want to cause destruction, and while New York City Cyber Command is already a national model for impeding these threats, it's time our cybersecurity gets moved to the next level. The new Joint Security Operations Center will take an integrated and holistic approach to hardening our cyber defenses across the city and the state, building on the robust cyber infrastructure New York City has developed in recent years."
The JSOC will be staffed by the New York City Cyber Command (NYC3), federal and state law enforcement entities and representatives from local and county governments. The command center will strengthen New York State's threat detection capability by centralizing telemetry data — allowing officials to assess and monitor potential threats in real time. The JSOC will also streamline threat intelligence and responses in the event of a significant cyberattack.