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NSA lawyer: Technology imposes new national security responsibilities on private industry

By Rick Weber / January 28, 2020

The increased threat to national security from new technologies in cyberspace will impose unprecedented responsibilities on private industry to protect critical infrastructure, while challenging government policymakers to preserve civil liberties in meeting these emerging risks, according to National Security Agency General Counsel Glenn Gerstell.

“Government will increasingly rely on the private sector to achieve national security goals, and the private sector will increasingly bear some responsibilities historically borne solely by the public sector,” Gerstell told national security lawyers at an...

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