A series of new programs was announced by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on Tuesday. These programs were initiated to make the city a global hub of “cybersecurity innovation and talent.” Cyber NYC, will get a combined hundred million dollar from the investments with the private partners and cities. They are looking to create 10,000 jobs in the sector over the next decade.
The initiative includes a program in partnership with Columbia University’s technology ventures to commercialize university research, an initiative with local universities to help students earn a “CUNY-Facebook Master’s Degree”, a Cyber Boot Camp to help workers find jobs in the sector, a Hub.NYC accelerator to develop cybersecurity companies, and a global cyber centre co working space in Chelsea. Borough President Gale A. Brewer said in a statement, “Cybersecurity 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”