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New U.S. Treasury Policy Doesn’t Add Up

August 31st, 2022 | Jolie Diane | Image source

In case you missed it, the U.S. Treasury announced[1] a cyber security partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Finance on August 25, 2022.

One may wonder why the U.S. Treasury would be getting involved in cyber security matters or would be inviting a foreign government agency to enter into our economic system.

Cyber security cooperation is not new, as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) signed[2][3] a joint declaration on cyber defense with Israel back in 2016.

However, let’s keep in mind that the 2020 election disaster featured the DHS[4] in a central role, to “secure cyber security”.  Those familiar with this three letter alphabet agency, brought to us by George Bush Jr., understand the corruption[5] that plagues the Department of Homeland Security.

Additionally, the role of the UN/NATO[6] in American cyber security affairs is unclear.  Another problem, is knowing what partnerships Israel may have that could potentially create conflicts of interest in USA economic affairs and national security.[7]   Will biometric surveillance, social credit scores, 5G,[8] and digital currency be part of the “cyber security” cooperation equation?

Adding together foreign government actors, multiplied by unknown factors, might not necessarily increase America’s cyber security or economic strength.

 


 

Reference

[1] https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0929

[2] https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/06/22/readout-deputy-secretary-mayorkas-trip-israel

[3] https://www.defensedaily.com/u-s-and-israel-sign-agreement-to-increase-operative-cyber-defense-cooperation-3/uncategorized/

[4] https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/471577-dhs-cyber-agency-invests-in-election-auditing-tool-to-secure-2020/

[5] https://reason.com/2019/09/10/the-department-of-homeland-security-is-a-mess-of-misconduct-and-ineptitude/

[6] https://ccdcoe.org/uploads/2018/10/IL_NCSO_final.pdf

[7]https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR2600/RR2641/RAND_RR2641.pdf

[8] https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Regional-Presence/Europe/Documents/Events/2020/5G_EUR_CIS/5G_Israel-final.pdf

 


 

 

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