Cybersecurity Office Established at State Department

Their role will include addressing emerging technologies.

On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo approved the creation of a new office at the State Department to be known as the Bureau of Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies (CSET).

They will address issues of cybersecurity and emerging technologies, that will help lead diplomatic efforts around these topics, including working to prevent cyber conflicts with potentially adversarial nations.

In a statement announcing the new office, the State Department said, “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 department stated, “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.”

The State Department, along with around a dozen other federal agencies, was affected this past year when SolarWinds breached federal cybersecurity.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the new Bureau of Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies and those who will staff it.
  • For those seeking to prevent a future breach of federal offices.
  • For the United States to achieve the highest levels of competency in areas of technology.

Sources: The Hill,


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