With an introduction that characterized U.S. #government data breaches as “eroding confidence in our government’s ability to counter the threat,” Representative Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Intelligence Committee chairman, kicked off his committee’s Thursday cyber-security #hearing.
Directors from multiple major intelligence and law enforcement #agencies, including James R. #clapper of National Intelligence and James #comey of the FBI, addressed legislators’ questions and gave the public a better idea of the threats the agencies face, in their own words.
“Rather than a ‘Cyber Armageddon’ scenario that debilitates the entire U.S. infrastructure, we envision something different,” Clapper said in his opening remarks. “We foresee an ongoing series of low-to-moderate level cyber-attacks from a variety of sources over time, which will impose cumulative costs on U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.”
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