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US Cybersecurity Agency CISA to Open London Office

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced on Monday that it’s set to open an office in the United Kingdom in an effort to boost international cooperation and collaboration.

The cyber defense agency’s first Attaché Office will open later this month in London and its goal is to “serve as a focal point for international collaboration between CISA, UK government officials, and other federal agency officials.”

The first attaché in the UK office is Julie Johnson, who previously served as regional protective security advisor for CISA in New York, and the agency’s regional lead for federal interagency working groups. Prior to joining CISA, Johnson worked at the US Department of State. CISA said she is well versed in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure.

CISA said the new London office will help advance its mission in cybersecurity, emergency communications, and critical infrastructure protection. The office will also help boost operational cooperation, build partner capacity, shape the global policy ecosystem, and strengthen collaboration.

“As America’s cyber defense agency, we know that digital threat actors don’t operate neatly within borders. To help build resilience against threats domestically, we must think globally,” said CISA Director Jen Easterly. “I’m thrilled for CISA’s first international Attaché Office to open in London—true operational collaboration is a global endeavor.”

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.