Eager to demonstrate a commitment to cybersecurity amidst criticisms over vulnerable election infrastructure, the White House yesterday unveiled its National Cyber Strategy.

The plan is divided four "pillars" of strategy: protecting the homeland by fighting cybercrime and fortifying defenses, promoting American prosperity by adding cyber jobs and defending intellectual property, preserving peace through strength by enforcing global cyber norms, and advancing American influence, particularly by ensuring an open and secure internet.

In conjunction with the strategy's release, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton reportedly affirmed in a press briefing on Thursday that the U.S. will now ratchet up offensive countermeasures against nation-state-backed cyber actors -- a departure from the more conservative approach practiced under the previous administration.

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