State Dept. to Create New Cybersecurity & Technology Agency

Bureau of Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies (CSET) will serve as diplomatic arm for US cybersecurity interests.



The US State Department plans to stand up a new agency to lead US diplomatic efforts in cybersecurity and emerging technology. The formation of the new Bureau of Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies (CSET) was officially given the green light by State Department Secretary Mike Pompeo to move forward, according to a State Department announcement this week.

"The need to reorganize and resource America's cyberspace and emerging technology security diplomacy through the creation of CSET is critical, as the challenges to U.S. national security presented by China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and other cyber and emerging technology competitors and adversaries have only increased since the Department notified Congress in June 2019 of its intent to create CSET," the State Department said in its release.

CSET will head US diplomacy in global cyberspace security and new technologies for securing critical infrastructure, reducing cyber conflict, and competing in cyberspace.

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