In July 2017, Mayor de Blasio established New York City Cyber Command, led by Geoff Brown, the City's Chief Information Security Officer and Head of New York City Cyber Command. NYC Cyber Command is charged with setting Citywide cybersecurity policies, directing response to cyber incidents, and advising City Hall and 100+ agencies on the City's overall cyber defense.
Geoff previously served in the federal government, including work with the National Commission for Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission), supporting the investigation's work with the first responder community in NYC. Geoff is a graduate of Middlebury College.
Paul J. Kim is the Deputy CISO for Threat Management. In his role, he oversees Incident Response, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Counter Threat Automation, and the 24x7 Security Operations Center for NYC. He also leads strategic citywide cyber risk management initiatives.
Colin Ahern is the Deputy CISO for Security Sciences. In his role he oversees strategic and tactical citywide cyber defense technology and initiatives, software development projects as well as data science and cybersecurity architecture and engineering.
Maxim Kovalsky, Deputy CISO for Urban Technology. In his role he works with City agencies to fully leverage the future of Smart City technologies, Next Generation 9-1-1 communications, Critical Infrastructure, connected vehicles, mobiles phones, cloud, and analytics in a secure way.