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CIA’s John Brennan: Tech Proliferation, Nation-State Instability Affect US Cybersecurity Efforts

John Brennan
John Brennan

CIA Director John Brennan has said work to monitor cybersecurity threats has become a challenge for U.S. intelligence agencies due to the proliferation of modern technologies, destabilization in nation states and lack of cyber policy frameworks, GW Today reported Wednesday.

“Because of the capabilities that exist [to perpetrate cyber crime]… sub-national actors, groups and individuals can do tremendous harm because they want to and because they can,” Brennan told his audience at a national security forum held Tuesday at the George Washington University.

He added the intelligence community can earn citizens’ trust by explaining IC’s goals and missions to the public.

Brennan discussed cyber, intelligence and national security issues in a panel discussion with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo, National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and Defense Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Doug Wise.

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