Cybersecurity

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Defending technology from authoritarian abuse

The U.S. is working with international partners to ensure the responsible development of technology and to prevent authoritarian misuse.
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U.S. helps countries build secure 5G networks

The U.S. is helping countries build their 5G wireless networks in a safe and reliable way, without going into unmanageable debt or compromising security.
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Expanded Clean Network initiative safeguards data

The Clean Network initiative protects the entire technology data system from malign actors around the world.
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U.S. invests billions in Latin America

The U.S. government and private sector continue to invest billions across Latin America. Learn more about some recent initiatives.
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U.S. Space Force swears in its first recruits

The U.S. Space Force expects to have 6,500 active-duty members by the end of fiscal year 2021. Recruits all specialize in space systems operations.
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How to protect your smartphone from cyberattacks

With billions of people accessing the internet through smartphones, cybersecurity is more important than ever. Here's how to protect your device.
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U.S. targets Iranian regime’s global cyberattacks

Hackers working for the Iranian regime have targeted entities worldwide, stealing information and monitoring Iranian citizens.
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Who’s watching you online? 5 ways to prevent cybercrime. [video]

A wave of cyberattacks has everyone wondering how to protect themselves online. Find out what you can do.
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The global reach of the Chinese government’s hackers and thieves

The People's Republic of China's intellectual property thieves are targeting companies worldwide. Learn more about the hackers' global reach.