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CNN’s Mike Rogers: US Needs to Protect Connected Systems Against Nation-State Attacks

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers, a national security commentator at CNN and former chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, has said other nations attempt to break into Internet-connected devices due to a lack of adequate security, the Washington Examiner reported Monday.

“We’re going to have to figure out a new way now to figure out how to secure all of these brand new applications that are connected to the Internet,” Rogers told audience at a cybersecurity forum held Monday in Washington.

He added that many hackers from countries such as China have used phishing emails to penetrate U.S. networks and believes they will use stolen information to target U.S. intelligence organizations, the publication reports.

FCW reported that Rogers also believes U.S. government agencies and private enterprises can avoid cybersecurity threats through automated information exchange.

He noted that political issues hinder passage of cyber-related data sharing legislation.

“The longer we have this debate, the better off hackers, [foreign] intelligence services and others are going to [be as they] play in your networks,” Rogers was quoted as saying by FCW.

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