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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.

Read more about what specific offices are doing to support this policy issue:

Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (S/CCI): S/CCI coordinates the Department’s global diplomatic engagement on cyber issues, coordinates with the White House and federal departments and agencies on these issues, and acts as liaison to public and private sector entities in these areas. It also provides advice and coordination within the Department on cyber issues. Read more about S/CCI

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