It has been reported that the cyber security office in the State Department may be closed as its top diplomat quits. Christopher Painter, the Coordinator for Cyber Issues, is leaving his post at the end of the month after well over two decades of leadership on the issue, per Politico. The news outlet also reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may shut down Mr Painter’s office, which is responsible for “negotiating joint agreements with other countries on issues like protecting critical infrastructure and developing cyber norms.” Mr Tillerson may also merge the cyber security office with an office in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Independent