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NSA launches new cybersecurity directorate to defend from foreign adversaries

July 29, 2019 / CISO MAG

The National Security Agency (NSA), the intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense, recently announced the launch of a new division intended to protect the country’s intelligence and critical digital assets against foreign cyber threats. The newly established Directorate will integrate the agency’s foreign intelligence and cyber operations to enhance the country’s vulnerability assessments and cyber defense expertise. The new establishment, which is launched by the NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, is scheduled to be working from October 1, 2019. “The Cybersecurity Directorate will reinvigorate our white hat mission opening the door to partners and customers on a wide variety of cybersecurity efforts. It will also build on our past successes such as Russia Small Group to operationalize our threat intelligence, vulnerability assessments, and cyber defense expertise to defeat our adversaries in cyberspace,” NSA said in a statement.