UNITED STATES Issue dated 05/09/2018

From Information Assurance to cybersecurity : The NSA reforms its defensive activities

Paul Nakasone, director of the NSA, finalized the reform of the Information Assurance Directorate.
Paul Nakasone, director of the NSA, finalized the reform of the Information Assurance Directorate. ©Reuters
This summer the NSA discreetly eliminated the last traces of its defensive branch, the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD), completing a merger of its offensive and defensive activities that has been two years in the making. [...] (398 words)
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