LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted United States Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas yesterday afternoon at the City’s Integrated Security Operations Center, where Los Angeles officials collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, threats, and data.
The Mayor and the Secretary discussed the City’s cybersecurity leadership and highlighted the Los Angeles Cyber Lab, Los Angeles’ groundbreaking public-private cybersecurity initiative designed to help the business community stay ahead of security threats, as a national model for best practices in intelligence sharing and defense.
“Cybersecurity threats are becoming more dangerous in cities across America, and thanks to Secretary Mayorkas and the Department of Homeland Security’s partnership, Los Angeles has created a national model for protecting infrastructure and supporting private business,” said Mayor Garcetti. “It was a privilege to host the Secretary at our Integrated Security Operations Center today and show him how L.A. is leading the way on this critical issue, and I look forward to continuing our work together.”
“As cyber threats continue to evolve, we must adapt to ensure the resilience of our nation’s institutions and critical infrastructure,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “The federal government cannot do this alone. DHS is committed to strengthening its partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and private sector entities across the country. The LA Cyber Lab is a tremendous example of how public-private partnerships can make us all safer.”