We Can’t Just Respond to Cyber With Cyber

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The Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and subsequent leaking of sensitive internal communications has remained front and center in the U.S. consciousness. President-elect Donald Trump has consistently dismissed the U.S. intelligence community’s unanimous conclusions on Russian culpability, creating a deep rift between the incoming administration and those agencies fundamental to the nation’s security.

On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing with the nation’s intelligence chiefs over the growing challenges presented in cyberspace. The Cipher Brief sat down with Rhea Siers, the former Deputy Associate Director for Policy at the National Security Agency (NSA), to get her take on everything from the impact of the incoming administration to deterrence and international norms within an overarching cybersecurity strategy.

The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by formers.” —Sept. 2018, Studies in Intelligence, Vol. 62

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