The Department was created in 2011.
Secretary Rex Tillerson closes the division of the state Department, which is responsible for the coordination of the fight against cyber threats with other countries. About it reports Bloomberg with reference to sources in Department.
In the description of the division at the state Department website says that it “plays a leading role in the efforts of the U.S. government to establish a fully open, safe and reliable information and communications infrastructure”.
The Department was created in 2011, during the Obama administration. In accordance with these objectives, the Department of cyber security should advise the authorities on emerging cyber threats, coordinate the fight with them at the international level and to ensure the interaction of state agencies in this area.
According to sources, Department will be transferred to the Bureau of economic and business relations . The decision to close a separate structural unit dealing with cyber security, Tillerson took in its programme of reorganization of the foreign Ministry. The Secretary of state expects to reduce staff and reduce costs by almost a third.
We will remind, during recent visit to Kiev Tillerson, agreements were reached in the field of cybercrime.