Kim Darroch steps into private sector
Kim Darroch, Britain's former ambassador in Washington, is preparing for [...]
The National Security Agency (NSA) is the US intelligence agency responsible for interceptions, collecting massive quantities of data and monitoring communications globally. The NSA has one of the biggest budgets of all the US intelligence agencies.
The French ambassador for digital affairs Henri Verdier's trip to Moscow on November 15 capped off a series of steps taken by President Emmanuel Macron to take the wind out of a potential mounting cyber storm with Russia – at the risk of stepping on Washington's toes. [...]
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. [...]