The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo approved the creation of the Bureau of Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies (CSET) that was first announced in 2019.
The CSET Bureau was created to increase the resilience of the country to foreign cyber-threats and lead the emerging cybersecurity diplomacy efforts.
“Secretary Pompeo has approved the creation of the Bureau of Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies (CSET) and has directed the Department to move forward with standing up the bureau.” reads the official announcement published by the US Department of State. “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 US Department of State recognizes China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea as adversaries that could threat the national security.
Their operations have significantly increased in the last couple of years.
CSET will be tasked to secure cyberspace and protect critical technologies, and reduce the likelihood of cyber conflict.
“The CSET bureau will lead U.S. government diplomatic efforts on a wide range of international cyberspace security and emerging technology policy issues that affect U.S. foreign policy and national security, including securing cyberspace and critical technologies, reducing the likelihood of cyber conflict, and prevailing in strategic cyber competition.” concludes the announcement. “The Secretary’s decision to establish CSET will permit the Department to posture itself appropriately and engage as effectively as possible with partners and allies on these pressing national security concerns.”
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