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U.S. Department of State Approves New Cyberspace Security Bureau

January 8, 2021

Initially announced in 2019, the CSET Bureau should help the U.S. and its allies better handle expanding foreign cyber-threats. It is also meant as a step toward organizing America’s cyberspace and emerging technology security diplomacy.

China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are considered by the United States threats to its national security, along with “other cyber and emerging technology competitors and adversaries,” the Department of State points out.

In fact, the agency also notes that challenges posed by these adversaries have increased significantly since the intent to create CSET was announced in June 2019.

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