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Topic - Thomas D. Smith
The next frontier in the fight to keep crucial electronic networks safe from harm will play out as close to home as Town Hall and require more involvement from private industry, which controls 85 percent of the infrastructure, experts say.
Last year, New York's disaster preparedness statute was also amended to include "cyber events" as grounds for declaring a state of disaster emergency, Smith said.
In New York, the 40-person staff at the state's Office of Cyber Security annually processes 26 billion pieces of data culled from Internet monitoring devices, said director Thomas D. Smith.