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NYC Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Mobile Threat Detection App

October 1, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 1, 2018--New York City Cyber Command announced today that it has launched NYC Secure, a free mobile threat protection app that provides New Yorkers with the ability to identify and defend against mobile security threats. The app was previously announced as a part of Mayor de Blasio’s initiative, a pioneering cybersecurity initiative aimed at protecting New Yorkers online.

The City-funded app provides on-device mobile threat protection not previously accessible for personal use because the City of New York believes that security tools and resources should be available to everyone, not just those who can afford them.

The NYC Secure app does not require an Internet connection to detect a threat, so alerts are immediate. The app also does not require access to any personally identifiable information to function, so it does not collect or transmit any of this sensitive data.

The app was engineered with a privacy-first approach to mobile threat protection, so the app helps protect you without collecting or transmitting any information about you. New York City believes that people should be able to protect themselves without sacrificing their private information to do so.

Now available for Android and iOS mobile devices, NYC Secure is free to download and free to use for the people of New York City. To download the app, please visit:

Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nyc-secure/id1412887449 Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nyc.zips

About New York City Cyber Command

NYC Cyber Command was created in 2017 by  Executive Order  to lead the City’s cyber defense efforts, working across more than 100 agencies and offices to prevent, detect, respond, and recover from cyber threats. NYC Cyber Command is committed to protecting NYC infrastructure and critical systems from malicious attacks through the use of the latest technologies, public-private partnerships, and regular training and exercises for City employees.

Zimperium, a Dallas-based company specializing in mobile threat defense, provided the app’s underlying technology.

For more information on NYC Secure, please visit secure.nyc.

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CONTACT: NYC Cyber Command

Maya Worman

communications@cyber.nyc.gov

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SECURITY MOBILE/WIRELESS

SOURCE: New York City Cyber Command

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PUB: 10/01/2018 04:02 PM/DISC: 10/01/2018 04:02 PM

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