America Launches New Cybersecurity Directorate
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has established a new Cybersecurity Directorate to take over the foreign intelligence and cyber activities of the agency. According to an NSA spokesperson, the new directorate “will reinvigorate NSA’s white hat mission by sharing critical threat information and collaborating with partners and customers to better equip them to defend against malicious cyber activity.”
Top priorities of the Cybersecurity Directorate include protecting the US industrial base and boosting the security of US weapons systems. The new organization is headed by Anne Neuberger, who previously led a joint NSA/Cyber Command task force set up to fight Russian influence campaigns.