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On The Editor's Desk

Last call?

July 3, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

My home, New York City, has given me yet more blog fodder to share with you this week, with the latest security-related happenings centered around the potential ban of cellphones in city schools. Nearly a decade after then-NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio lifted the ban of cell phone use by students in schools, the mayor who originally implemented the systemwide ban in the first place – Michael Bloomberg – came out and called for the reinstitution of the ban of phones in city schools in his...

Bill DeBlasio, David Banks, Eric Adams, Gavin Newsom, Kathy Hochul, Los Angeles Unified School District, Michael Bloomberg, New York City


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On The Editor's Desk

Camera jam

June 12, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

I’m staying local again for this week’s blog, as I fittingly “focus” on cameras, and how they relate to a topic that has been discussed in NYC circles for nearly two decades – congestion pricing.   Guess I should first briefly explain what congestion pricing is for those who do not live in the Northeast, or specifically the Greater NYC Metropolitan Area. Congestion pricing was a plan developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) back in 2007 to...

Central Business District (CBD), congestion pricing, E-ZPass, Kathy Hochul, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), TransCore


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Peter George

Monitoring

AI weapons detection technology included in NYC pilot program

April 10, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

NEW YORK—Evolv Technology’s AI system will be used as part of a new pilot program by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to detect weapons carried by travelers into the Metropolitan Transit Authority's (MTA) subway system.  According to a release by the Office of the Mayor of New York City, the NYPD seized 1,515 weapons in the subway system in 2023, compared to 947 weapons the previous year – a nearly 60% increase.  “The NYPD contacted Evolv to...

Eric Adams, Evolv Technology, Janno Lieber, Kathy Hochul, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York City Police Department (NYPD), Peter George, Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act, Security Systems News (SSN)


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NYC MTA to install security cameras on subway car fleet

Monitoring

NYC MTA to install security cameras on subway car fleet

September 21, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

NEW YORK – This week New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit would be installing security cameras in new subway cars and its existing subway car fleet. The NYC MTA received a $2 million award from the Urban Area Security Initiative federal program that will fund the installation of 5,400 cameras on 2,700 subway cars (two per car). These cameras supplement the existing 10,00 cameras across 472 subway stations and a pilot program...

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Daniel Schwarz, Janno Lieber, Kathy Hochul, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Patrick Warren, security cameras, Urban Area Security Initiative


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NY Governor Hochul announces formation of JSOC to oversee cyber across the state

Cybersecurity

NY Governor Hochul announces formation of JSOC to oversee cyber across the state

February 23, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

ALBANY, N.Y.—New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Feb. 22, 2022, the creation of a Joint Security Operations Center (JSOC) in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that will serve as the nerve center for joint local, state and federal cyber efforts, including data collection, response efforts and information sharing.  In a partnership launched with New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Buffalo Mayor...

Antoinette King, Ben Walsh, Byron Brown, Credo Cyber Consulting, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Eric Adams, Jackie Bray, Jen Easterly, Joint Security Operations Center, Kathy Hochul, Kathy Sheehan, Malik Evans, Mike Spano


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