While we were having fun during the New Year holidays, several not entirely funny resonant events took place in the United States, up to attempts to seize power.
And on cyber’s topic , during the storming of the Capitol, Pompeo on the sly approved the creation of a Bureau of Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies (CSET) within the State Department.
It is reported that this has become critically important against the backdrop of the challenges posed to the US national security by the “permanent four” rivals – China, Russia, Iran, North Korea.
The press service of the State Department clarified that the new department “will lead the diplomatic efforts of the US government on a wide range of issues related to international security in cyberspace and the policy [in] new technologies.”
Most likely, the new organism will assume the authority to form the attributive mechanism in cyberspace, which has been so dreamed of in Washington in recent years.
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. 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 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. 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.