ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says the state wants to improve its cybersecurity defenses. She announced Tuesday that a new joint cybersecurity operations center will open in the coming months. She said it will unify threat assessments and responses between government agencies, critical businesses and utilities. The Brooklyn-based hub will eventually hire a staff of 70, both in-person and virtual. The Democratic governor has proposed a budget with $62 million for cybersecurity improvements at the state level and a $30 million fund to help local governments afford upgrades.
Photo: FILE – This Feb 23, 2019, photo shows the inside of a computer. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)