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US sends envoy to engage Gulf, Israel on cybersecurity

A deputy secretary of the US Treasury is heading to the Middle East to talk coordination on maintaining an edge in the digital domain.
Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo speaks, alongside Attorney General Merrick Garland (2L), FBI Director Christopher Wray (L) and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco (R) during a news conference over ransomware cyberattacks, at the Department of Justice, in Washington, DC on Nov. 8, 2021.

Deputy US Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo kicked off a trip to the Middle East on Friday with planned stops in Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to discuss building cooperation on cybersecurity and ransomware.

Adeyemo’s visit comes amid a daily barrage cyberattacks on US networks, both government and private. 

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