Because the difference between a hard target and a soft target … is everything.

The recent flood of data breach news may numb us to the threat of attacks with kinetic effects--direct or indirect physical damage, injury, or death. Hack NYC focus’ on our preparation for, and resilience to, the genuine potential for Kinetic Cyber attack. Be part of defining solutions and illuminate risks aimed at Critical National Infrastructure

  • financial services (banking, clearing);
  • security services (police, military)
  • electricity generation transmission and distribution;
  • gas production, transport and distribution;
  • oil and oil products production, transport and distribution;
  • telecommunications
  • water supply (drinking water, waste water/sewage, stemming of surface water (e.g. dikes and sluices));
  • agriculture, food production and distribution;
  • heating (e.g. natural gas, fuel oil, district heating);
  • public health (hospitals, ambulances);
  • transportation systems (fuel supply, railway network, airports, harbors, inland shipping);

The event is about sharing big ideas on how we will fortify our daily life and economic vitality.  The threat of attack aimed at Critical National Infrastructure is real as services supporting our communities and businesses face common vulnerabilities and an unspoken kinetic threat.  On May 7-10, 2018, join us at 11 Times Square, across the street from the New York Port Authority, a national landmark of transportation.

Core content in support of The NIST Cyber Security Framework is aligned to five functional areas;

  • Identify - "Develop the organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk to systems, assets, data, and capabilities."
  • Protect - "Develop and implement the appropriate safeguards to ensure delivery of critical infrastructure services."
  • Detect - "Develop and implement the appropriate activities to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event."
  • Respond -"Develop and implement the appropriate activities to take action regarding a detected cybersecurity event."
  • Recover - "Develop and implement the appropriate activities to maintain plans for resilience and to restore any capabilities or services that were impaired due to a cybersecurity event."