Briefs Eric Garcetti

Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

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Garcetti Creates Cyber Intrusion Command Center

LOS ANGELES— On Oct. 30, Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive directive creating a City of Los Angeles Cyber Intrusion Command Center to lead cybersecurity preparation and response across city departments. The Center will be led by the Office of the Mayor and will include assistance from the FBI and Secret Service.

Garcetti’s directive calls on the center to do the following:

Facilitate the identification and investigation of cyber threats and intrusions against city assets; ensure incidents are quickly, properly and thoroughly investigated by the appropriate law enforcement agency; facilitate dissemination of cyber security alerts and information; provide uniform governance structure accountable to City leadership; coordinate incident response and remediation across the city; serve as an advisory body to City departments; sponsor independent security assessments to reduce security risks; and ensure awareness of best practices.

Every department will:

  • Establish and maintain permanent liaisons with the Cyber IntrusionCommandCenter;
  • Report information about significant cyber-related events occurring in its departments;
  • Identify personnel who require notification about distributed threat information;
    • Provide resources for cooperative actions as situations may require.

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