The United States is building cyber defense capability that includes systems that are capable of defending against a cyber attack, according to a report by the State Department.
The report notes that Russia’s new cyber capabilities are aimed at combating an “unprecedented level of activity” by cyber criminals.
The new capabilities include: a new system to intercept and disrupt communications and information between state-controlled actors; a new cyber warfare system that allows the military to “target and disable” a target; and a “network of cyber defenders” that can “counter and disable malicious actors.”
The report says Russia is developing and deploying these new capabilities as part of its cyber operations, including an offensive cyber campaign known as DontTakeMyLife.
The Russian government has used such an operation to undermine the US election system in an attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.
Trump has denied any role in any of the activities.
Trump also told The Associated Press last month that Russia did not hack Democratic Party emails during the election.
The White House has said that the US intelligence community concluded the cyber attack was carried out by Russian state actors.
Trump’s claims have not been substantiated by the intelligence community, which has repeatedly said that Russia was behind the hacking.