August 19, 2019 Comments Off on Finalists Selected for NYC’s Cybersecurity Challenge Views: 372 New York News, Uptown/Bronx New York

Finalists Selected for NYC’s Cybersecurity Challenge

Eighteen finalists have been selected from the 169 proposals received for the NYCx Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge. The Moonshot Challenge is a key component of New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Cyber NYC initiative, a $100-million public-private investment aimed at transforming New York City into a global leader of cybersecurity innovation and talent.

The Moonshot Challenge drew proposals from 77 cities worldwide. Seven finalists will receive an award of $10,000 from the City of New York to test their proposals in New York City. The remaining 11 will be eligible for a more than $1-million investment from Jerusalem Venture Partners, and acceptance into JVP’s inaugural Cyber NYC cybersecurity accelerator cohort.

“At a time when global communities are increasingly becoming interconnected, New York City will continue to work with partners in the private sector to find innovative cybersecurity solutions,” said Deputy Mayor Laura Anglin.

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