Some New York City officials revealed the increase of cybersecurity threats as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine intensifies.
Matthew Fraser, the city’s chief technology officer said the city has the necessary tools to address these threats.
“But we’re not aware of any campaign that is exclusively targeting the city itself,” Fraser said.
“Fortunately, we have the right set of tools in place, and we deter a significant number of threats,” Fraser added.
The rise of threats did not only alarm Frazer but Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) as well.
To address the threats, Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, called on CEOs to shore up cyber protection and said she’s calling for increased federal spending to bolster security in the public sector — particularly at internet security and information-sharing centers around the country, including one in upstate New York.
Meanwhile, John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for counterterrorism and intelligence said the police learned from that hack and shared the information with other agencies.
“We take those things — indicators of compromise, rogue IP addresses — and we push them out immediately, geared toward effective tactics and rapid deployment,” Miller said.
“Here’s what you’re looking for, consider them the license plates of the cyberworld,” Miller added.