Something potentially groundbreaking is happening in New York, and its impact is being felt globally. Still, if you’re not in the financial services industry, and specifically regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), you may have missed it. What is this change? In short, it’s the first of what may become a wave of stringent state cybersecurity regulations that impose “minimum standards” on industry.
Security reached out to Dean Alexander, Director of the Homeland Security Research Program and Associate Professor of Homeland Security at Western Illinois University, for suggestions on how business owners and security leaders can cooperate with law enforcement and gain additional insight before, during and after a potential terrorist incident like the one in Chelsea.
New York lawmakers have agreed to create New York City municipal identification cards that residents can get regardless of their immigration status. While the cards will be available to all city residents, they are mainly aimed at helping the estimated 500,000 immigrants living illegally in the city.
New York City is testing a new application to analyze video streams of city streets to glean data about pedestrian traffic patterns. City planning officials say that data illustrating the flow of people can offer several advantages, from helping small businesses scout new locations to enabling the sanitation department to anticipate demand for trash pick-ups, the article reports.