Evanina may soon keep eye on campus espionage
If Congress passes the Safeguarding American Innovation Act, William Evanina, [...]
The Department of Homeland Security was established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and, with a budget of $100 million and more than 240,000 personnel, it is now one of the US’ biggest government departments. Its varied missions include the fight against terrorism, border control and cyber-security.
The timely launch of BlockTrace, a startup founded by a former Chainalysis Head of Training, comes as the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and other police agencies are looking for solutions in this area. [...]
The October launch of the NSA's new Cybersecurity Directorate has placed the security agency as the US's main line of protection against cyberthreats, a rung above the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This extension of its field of action to include civil society also means the NSA will be involved in the many politically-charged issues looming on the horizon - the security of the 2020 US presidential elections for one. [...]