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

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced his intention to create a bureau of cyberspace and digital policy. – EPA pic, October 26, 2021.

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

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”.

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