Here’s an update on NYC’s NYCx Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge.
To date, 169 organizations have expressed interest in developing and providing small and medium-sized businesses in New York City with cybersecurity solutions.
Youssef Kalad — Program Director, NYCx Moonshots, for the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer has published an article on Medium describing the range of companies that have applied for consideration. What stage are they? How much revenue, if any, do they bring in? What countries are represented by the applicants?
Our NYCx Moonshot Program invites global problem-solvers to partner with the City to develop and test novel solutions to pressing real-life challenges. In searching for our latest Moonshot Challenge, we came across an unlikely and yet highly relevant topic area: cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity has been top-of-mind in New York City for some time. Since 2017, the City of New York has positioned itself as a global leader in cybersecurity jobs and innovation. New York City Cyber Command (C3), via Mayoral Executive Order, was formed as the City’s cybersecurity center of gravity, launching NYC Secure in October 2018, a first-of-its-kind free consumer app to help New Yorkers secure their personal devices and WiFi networks. At the same time, New York City’s Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the winners of its Cyber NYC initiative to drive substantial cyber startup growth, train residents for cyber careers, and deepen commercialization partnerships between academic institutions and cyber companies…