LA Cyber Center Hopes to be a Model for Cities Nationwide
“Despite these deficiencies, LA was a high-tech city and believed it was reasonably well defended. ‘We thought we were secure, but we just didn’t know,’ the city’s Chief Information Security Officer Timothy Lee told Nextgov this week.
The truth, Lee said, was that city computer systems were far from secure. When the city flipped the switch on a cyber scanning tool from the company FireEye in February 2015, it turned up about 15,000 instances of malware sitting on city systems.
Now, Los Angeles has become a case study for how a city can use models developed in the federal government and industry sectors to not only protect municipal networks but also improve cyber protections for local businesses.”