New York City has hired its first-ever female Chief Information Security Officer, Kelly Moan, to combat the 90 billion suspicious cyber events the city sees each week.
Moan is tasked with protecting sensitive information and preventing cyber attacks on the city government, which includes over 100 agencies and 300,000 employees.
She leads the Joint Security Operations Center in downtown Manhattan, where a team monitors ongoing security activity and events 24/7.
Moan’s journey began in Washington, D.C., where she discovered her passion for cybersecurity and eventually became a division chief for homeland security.
She moved to New York to become the NYPD’s Chief Information Security Officer and believes that representation is important in leadership roles.
CBS2’s Elijah Westbrook reports on Moan’s crucial work in safeguarding the city’s most sensitive information.