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Cyber Diplomat Nominee Fick Fills ‘Gap’ in Anti-Hacking Effort

Aug. 3, 2022, 7:13 PM

Nathaniel Fick, nominated to become the top US cyber diplomat, pledged to assert the State Department’s role in government-wide efforts to combat nation-state hacks.

“Technology is the next frontier of diplomacy,” Fick, a cybersecurity executive and former Marine, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a nominations hearing Wednesday.

Fick is President Joe Biden‘s pick to lead a new technology-focused State Department bureau as ambassador at large for cyberspace and digital policy.

He is currently the general manager of Elastic Security and previously served as CEO of cyber software firm Endgame. Before that, Fick led the Center for a ...