LA gets CERT to protect critical infrastructure

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LA gets CERT to protect critical infrastructure

Combat threats aimed at city services.

America's second-largest city, Los Angeles, has announced the creation of its first Cyber Intrusion Command Center intended to combat threats aimed at city services.

Reuters reported that warnings of potential preeminent cyber attacks, by US President Barack Obama and National Intelligence Director James Clapper earlier this year, incited Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to issue an executive directive ordering the creation of the task force.

The command center would be staffed by cyber security experts who would focus on protecting city operations from traffic systems to critical infrastructure such as its airport.

When it comes to the latter, Garcetti told Reuters he knew the essential services were “top targets.”

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