New York State Governor Kathy Hochul addressed the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Thursday morning.
“We have, in New York State, one of the largest Ukrainian populations outside the country and we’re proud of this. We’re proud of their diversity and what they bring to all of us, but now they have family members and are deeply concerned about what’s going on in their home country,” said Gov. Hochul, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office.
Gov. Hochul also addressed plans for a Joint Security Operations Center in Brooklyn, which is aimed at bringing together local, state, and federal data to combatting cybersecurity threats.
“We are on heightened alert with respect to cybersecurity and our own defenses. We had a meeting with our commissioners over the weekend,” said Hochul. “We had another announcement with Mayor Adams to announce a joint security operations center to address the threats and to deal with any incidents as they occur.”