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The primary mission of the Diplomatic Security Service’s (DSS) Cyber and Technology Security (CTS) Directorate is to safeguard the U.S. Department of State’s information and IT assets at more than 275 locations around the world. This includes protecting a global cyber infrastructure comprising networks, systems, information, and mobile devices.

Since its formation in 1986, DSS has continued to mature its cybersecurity capabilities. The organization established CTS as a separate directorate in May 2017 to more fully leverage its advanced technology and operational security expertise to identify and respond to cyber risks and threats. This includes security challenges originating from hackers, rogue operators, nation states, and insider threats. CTS core responsibilities include:

Cyber Incident response
In-depth analysis of malicious activity/attempted intrusions
Cyber threat intelligence analysis and reporting
Vulnerability assessments and testing
Technical security assessments
Cyber policy and awareness
Law enforcement investigations and technical surveillance

U.S. Department of State

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