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Chinese economic espionage is target of new Justice Department initiative

by Sean Lyngaas

“Chinese economic espionage against the United States has been increasing and it has been increasing rapidly,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.

DOJ Cyber Task Force expected to release first-ever report in late July

by Chris Bing

The report is expected to detail a series of security recommendations that the government should consider to protect future U.S. elections from a myriad of different threats, including foreign hacking attempts.

Government would be barred from mandating crypto backdoors under House bill

by Sean Lyngaas

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers wants to bar the federal government from mandating “backdoors,” or configurations that enable surveillance, in commercial software and hardware products.

DOJ looks to improve handling of cyberthreats with new task force

by Zaid Shoorbajee

The new task force is expected to deliver a report by the end of June about how DOJ is currently dealing with cyberthreats and how it can improve.