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Ensuring the security of our interconnected global networks, and the devices and data connected to those networks is one of the defining challenges of our era.

The Department of Commerce is tasked with enhancing cybersecurity awareness and protections, protecting privacy, maintaining public safety, supporting economic and national security, and empowering Americans to better manage their safety online.

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Thank you, Anne, for inviting me to join you this afternoon. I appreciate everyone’s willingness to come together to discuss the importance of open-source software security. At the Commerce Department, we understand that we need to get this right. And that means working together with all of you in the private sector. I was pleased to attend the White House Cybersecurity Summit last August. And I...

Department of Commerce Seeks Internet of Things Experts for New Advisory Board

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The U.S. Department of Commerce seeks qualified nominations for a new Internet of Things Advisory Board to advise the recently established Internet of Things Federal Working Group. The advisory board will include a wide range of stakeholders outside of the federal government with expertise relating to the Internet of Things (IoT). “The Internet of Things is already transforming our world...

Secretary Raimondo's Remarks on Increasing American Competitiveness at the Economic Club of New York

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U.S. – U.K. Joint Statement on Deepening the Data Partnership

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Today, the United States Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo and the U.K. Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Nadine Dorries issued the following statement on their governments’ shared commitment to deepening the UK-U.S. data partnership to realize a more peaceful and prosperous future by promoting the trustworthy use and exchange of data across borders: “The UK and the U.S. can...

Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar bin Musa

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar bin Musa. The Secretary highlighted the Biden Administration’s broader objective of working with like-minded partners across the Indo-Pacific on an economic framework strengthen economies on both sides of the Pacific. The Secretary and Minister...

Cybersecurity Month: NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the Benefits of a Unified Approach in Securing our Cyberspace

Since 2004, October has been recognized as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Every year, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the Department of Homeland Security raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity in our country. This year we continue this tradition with the theme “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” This year’s theme encourages individuals and organizations to understand their role...

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Commerce Tightens Export Controls on Items Used in Surveillance of Private Citizens and other Malicious Cyber Activities

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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has released an interim final rule, establishing controls on the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of certain items that can be used for malicious cyber activities. The rule also creates a new License Exception Authorized Cybersecurity Exports (ACE) and requests public comments on the projected impact of the proposed controls...

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Department of Homeland Security Space Cybersecurity Symposium

Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the Space Cybersecurity Symposium, it’s great to be here with you. Thank you, Dianne, for that kind introduction. I’d also like to thank our expert speakers in advance for taking the time to share your insights. We scheduled this event for October because it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and a time to focus on addressing one of the defining challenges of our...

U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation: A Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong signed a Memorandum of Understanding implementing the U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation (the Partnership), which aims to strengthen U.S.-Singapore trade and investment collaboration. The Partnership expands and elevates work done under the U.S.-Singapore Infrastructure...