New York City opened an operational center to address cybersecurity threats amid ongoing attacks against U.S. infrastructure, agencies and businesses.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the new center opened in lower Manhattan and it has nearly 282 partners, including government agencies and private businesses, that share intelligence concerning cyber threats. The outlet reported that the center is the first of its kind.
Several of New York's health care systems, the Federal Reserve Bank, the New York Police Department and Amazon.com are all members of the coalition that staffs the center, the Journal reported.
The new center is a physical continuation of the New York City Cyber Critical Services and Infrastructure, which has been a two-year effort and previously all run virtually.
New York in particular is at high risk for these kinds of attacks because it is a hub for American business and financial power, the news outlet noted.