NSA intends to up its cybersecurity video game

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The NSA’s cybersecurity arm will introduce on Oct. 1, 2019.


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The United States National Security Agency (NSA) is forming a Cybersecurity Directorate to “renew [its] white hat objective.” The cyberdefense arm will introduce on Oct. 1.

Anne Neuberger — present NSA senior consultant to the director — will lead the Cybersecurity Directorate, the NSA stated Tuesday. Neuberger formerly functioned as NSA assistant deputy director of operations, primary danger officer and head of the NSA/USCybercom Election Security Small Group, which worked versus foreign participation throughout the 2018 United States midterm elections.

“This new approach to cybersecurity will better position NSA to collaborate with key partners across the US government like US Cyber Command, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Bureau of Investigation,” the NSA stated in a declaration Tuesday.

“It will also enable us to better share information with our customers so they are equipped to defend against malicious cyber activity.”

The official statement was due Tuesday in a speech by NSA director Gen. Paul M. Nakasone at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University in New York.

First released July 23 at 11: 46 a.m. PT.  
Updated at 11: 56 a.m. PT:   Adds verification from the NSA; 4: 23 p.m. PT: Corrects Neuberger’s present title.

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