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Ensuring the security of cyberspace is fundamental to protecting America’s national security and promoting the prosperity of the American people. Cyberspace is an integral component of all facets of American life, including the country’s economy and defense. Yet private and public entities still struggle to secure their systems, and adversaries have increased the frequency and sophistication of their malicious cyber activities.

In partnership with other countries, the Department of State is leading the U.S. government’s efforts to promote an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable information and communications infrastructure that supports international trade and commerce, strengthens international security, and fosters free expression and innovation.

The Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) leads and coordinates the Department’s work on cyberspace and digital diplomacy to encourage responsible state behavior in cyberspace and advance policies that protect the integrity and security of the infrastructure of the Internet, serve U.S. interests, promote competitiveness, and uphold democratic values. Learn more about the CDP bureau.

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