Saturday, October 25, 2014

Justice Department's National Security Division Tackles Economic Espionage

The Justice Department has reorganized its National Security Division to combat the increasing threat of state-sponsored economic espionage and theft of corporate America’s secrets. 

Cyber isn't the only door to the goods.
“Nation states day in and day out intrude” into U.S. computer networks, Assistant Attorney General John Carlin told reporters today. “Committing intrusions for economic benefit by nation states … is not something that’s going to be accepted.”

The reorganization lets Carlin, who was confirmed in April after nearly a year as acting head of NSD, put his stamp on a division that has been jockeying for turf and recognition since it was created in 2006 as part of the national security reforms after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

As a law enforcement matter, it means bringing an “all-tools” approach to combating cyber attacks and economic spying, Carlin said. (more)

Extra credit reading for Mr. Carlin, Anita M. Singh, and staff... (more) (more)