NYC Presents: Municipal-Level Cybersecurity

New York City will offer its residents a free cybersecurity app this summer, according to

"New York City will offer free cybersecurity tools to the public as part of a new effort to improve online safety, officials said Thursday, a week after Atlanta was hit with a ransomware attack that knocked some municipal systems offline," the report says.

The program, dubbed NYC Secure, will launch a free smartphone protection app to warn users when suspicious activity is detected on their devices, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a news conference. The program will cost the city about $5 million per year.

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