State Department launches cyber bureau amid rising global tensions
The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have worked closely with law enforcement and national cybersecurity agencies overseas to coordinate global efforts. However, experts on technology and diplomacy said a formal diplomatic arm was needed to streamline these efforts.
“We can really take a leading stance here to try to develop norms around what should and should not be done,” said Brandon Pugh, policy counsel, cybersecurity and emerging threats at R Street.
Pugh emphasized that the State Department unit will help strengthen the overall U.S. effort, but won’t negate or diminish existing cooperation been the various law enforcement, intelligence and cybersecurity agencies around the world.