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NEW: US unveils revamped strategy for #counterintelligence

Instead of focusing on nation-state adversaries, new strategy "focuses on five key areas where foreign intelligence entities are hitting us hardest" per @NCSCgov Dir William Evanina
New #counterintelligence strategy to focus on:
-critical infrastructure
-key US supply chains
-US economy
-American democratic institutions
-cyber & technical ops

...per @NCSCgov
@NCSCgov Under new strategy, US counterintelligence counting on more help from the private sector for info & countermeasures

"W/the private sector & democratic institutions increasingly under attack, this is no longer a problem the US gvt can address alone" per @NCSCgov's Evanina
New @NCSCgov #counterintelligence strategy also calls upon " the active engagement of an informed public"

"We will work across the whole-of-government, the private sector, & the American public to enhance mechanisms for information sharing & implement more effective defenses"
@NCSCgov Per @NCSCgov, top nation-state threats include ##Russia #China #Iran #Cuba & #NorthKorea

Non-state threats include #Hezbollah #ISIS #alQaida plus "hacktivists, leaktivists and those with no formal ties to foreign intelligence services"
US #counterintelligence increasingly worried about #ArtificialIntelligence, #quantum computing, nanotechnology, biometric devices, unmanned sytems & more, per new @NCSCgov strategy
@NCSCgov "Foreign threat actors have become more dangerous because, with ready access to advanced technology, they are threatening a broader range of targets at lower risk," new @NCSCgov strategy warns
@NCSCgov #CriticalInfrastructure: Foreign intelligence is "developing the capacity to exploit,disrupt or degrade critical infrastructure" per @NCSCgov "...aimed at influencing or coercing US decision makers in a time of crisis by holding critical infrastructure at risk of disruption"
@NCSCgov #SupplyChains: "Foreign adversaries could compromise the integrity, trustworthiness & authenticity of products & services that underpin government & American industry, or even subvert & disrupt critical networks & systems, operations, products, & weapons platforms" per @NCSCgov
@NCSCgov #USEconomy: "Adversaries use front companies, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, foreign direct investment, & talent recruitment programs to gain access to and exploit US technology & intellectual property" warns @NCSCgov
Foreign intelligence agencies "also influence & exploit US economic & fiscal policies & trade relationships" per @NCSCgov, costing US "hundreds of billions of dollars"
@NCSCgov #ForeignInfluenceOps: "Foreign intelligence entities are conducting influence campaigns in the #UnitedStates to undermine confidence in our democratic institutions...sow divisions in our society, exert leverage over the UnitedStates & weaken our alliances" per @NCSCgov
Foreign info ops designed to "influence and deceive key decision makers, alter public perceptions, and amplify conspiracy theories" @NCSCgov warns

New strategy calls for US to "strengthen partnerships especially w/social media providers, technology companies & academia"
@NCSCgov #Cyber/Technical: "Technologies such as the Internet of Things, fifth generation (5G) cellular communications technology, quantum computing, & artificial intelligence will continue to present new opportunities for foreign intelligence entities" warns @NCSCgov
US "must pursue a more integrated cyber counterintelligence posture to defend against hybrid attack methods that involve supply chain, cyber, technical means & insider enabled attacks" per @NCSCgov
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