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Director Neuberger Outlines Aims of NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate

The US National Security Agency’s recently established Cybersecurity Directorate will have a focus aligned with its parent agency’s mission: the Directorate will concentrate on threats posed by nation-states.

The first day’s sessions at the 10th annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, September 4th, 2019, concluded with a fireside chat between Anne Neuberger, the director of the NSA’s new Cybersecurity Directorate, and Niloofar Razi Howe, a well-known cybersecurity venture investor. Howe asked if there was a strategy behind the directorate, which is set to launch on October 1st, and Neuberger said the goal was to “prevent and eradicate cyber actors from critical infrastructure.” She said NSA needed to change its approach in response to a drastically changing threat landscape. In particular, information operations changed with the rise of social media, and criminal operations changed with cryptocurrency.

Read more at The Cyber Wire

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