Cyber support

Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT)

Cyber Incident Response Team

The Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) was created in 2017 in response to a substantial increase in cyber-attacks on government and critical infrastructure. CIRT works with its partners in the Critical Infrastructure Unit and the Division of Military and Naval Affairs to provide state-of-the-art services to local governments, non-Executive state agencies, and public authorities. CIRT provides both cyber incident response and proactive cybersecurity services, such as cybersecurity risk assessments and training, at no cost to eligible entities. 

New York State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)
As part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021, Congress established the State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act, which established the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) appropriating funds to be awarded to states and territories. Click below to learn more about the cybersecurity grant plan and to indicate interest in Year 1 statewide shared service offerings. Please note the deadline to submit the Interest Form is April 5, 2024.
Incident Response
Report a Cyber Incident
Local governments, non-Executive agencies, and public authorities can request assistance or report a cyber incident 24/7 by calling 1-844-OCT-CIRT (628-2478).
Cybersecurity Services
Security Risk Assessment Expertise
CIRT offers free services to eligible organizations that will help reduce their risk and be prepared in case a cyber incident does occur. These services include:
Improve Your Organization's Security
Request Services
Non-Executive Agencies, local governments, and public authorities in New York can contact CIRT to request assistance with preparing for potential cybersecurity incidents. Email is monitored during business hours, if you would like to report a cyber incident please call 1-844-OCT-CIRT (1-844-628-2478).
Cyber Incident Response Team
Contact Information
1220 Washington Ave, Bldg 7A Albany, NY 12226 Incident Reporting Hotline: 1-844-OCT-CIRT (628-2478) This email is monitored during business hours.