US State Department sets up cyber bureau, envoy amid hacking alarm

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the State Department will establish a new bureau and envoy to handle cyber policy, revamping amid alarm over rising hacking attacks. | @AFP

10/26/2021 1:21:00 PM

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the State Department will establish a new bureau and envoy to handle cyber policy, revamping amid alarm over rising hacking attacks. | AFP

WASHINGTON -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Monday that the State Department will establish a new bureau and envoy to handle cyber policy, revamping amid alarm over rising hacking

/ 05:21 PM October 26, 2021U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Afghanistan during a media briefing at the State Department, in Washington, U.S., September 3, 2021. REUTERS FILE PHOTOWASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Monday that the State Department will establish a new bureau and envoy to handle cyber policy, revamping amid alarm over rising hacking attacks.

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In a memo to staff, Blinken said that a review showed a need for structural changes on “how the State Department should adapt to 21st-century challenges.”ADVERTISEMENTHe announced plans, subject to approval by Congress, to create a Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy with a new special envoy for critical and emerging technology.

“This structure will provide us with greater leadership and accountability to drive the diplomatic agenda within the interagency and abroad,” Blinken wrote.FEATURED STORIES Read more: Inquirer »

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