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U.S. Announces New Intelligence Division to Battle Cyber Threats

Bruce Carton | February 10, 2015

In a speech delivered today at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, announced that the U.S. will establish a new division called the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). CTIIC will be modeled on the National Counterterrorism Center and will be an arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Monaco stated that presently, no single government entity is responsible for producing coordinated cyber threat assessments, sharing that information rapidly with existing cyber centers, and supporting the work of operators and policy makers with timely intelligence about the latest cyber threats. CTIIC, Monaco said, is "intended to fill these gaps."

Monaco explained that CTIIC will serve a function for cybersecurity that is similar to what the ...

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