NYC Plans to become the Next Cyber Hub

New York City is currently working and planning towards becoming the Cyber security hub for the world. As The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) recently unveiled a series of plans to make the city the global hub for cyber security. These series of programs and investments, called Cyber NYC, are aimed to grow the cyber security workforce in the city. Cyber NYC is a $100 million investment by both private and public partner 70 million from private investments. This could create up to 10,000 new jobs in the city as the city plans to become the cyber workforce of the future, creating space for the next billion dollar company.

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer stated:

Cyber security has never been more important to the pillars of New York’s economy — sectors like finance, healthcare, media, and technology — and it will only grow more crucial

The plans include opening a 15,000 square foot NYC Global Cyber Center in Chelsea with the organization, Sosa. This center would create a space for cyber related startups, research. events, and simulations. This center will hold a Cyber NYC Members Club, for networking and partnership needs. Another international office space will be created in Soho, with the Israeli-based investment firm Jerusalem Venture Partners, whom supports cyber security startups in the city. Partnering with this firm could possibly bring in more Israeli companies to the city.

Cyber NYC will also focus on creating more cyber security professionals through various programs.

  • The Applied Learning Initiative: Created in partnership with CUNY, Columbia University, New York University, Cornell, Tech, and iQ4. These educational programs will address the cyber security shortage and help create new talent.
  • Cyber Boot Camp: Run by Fullstack Academy and LaGuardia Community College. The boot camp will educate students for local cyber security jobs. The goal is to create 1,000 students into cyber jobs in three years
  • Investors to Founders: Run by Columbia University this program will focus on academic research


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