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Cybersecurity

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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