WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska recently issued a statement in regards to the National Security Agency (NSA) being hacked.
Senator Sasse is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In his statement he spoke about the reports that Russia stole highly classified information from the NSA. The reports say Russia stole information in regards to American offensive and defensive cyber-security measures. Senator Sasse says the country cannot afford these kinds of problems.
“It’s a lot harder to beat your opponent when they’re reading your playbook. And it’s even worse when someone on your team gives it to them. If these reports are true, Russia has pulled that off,” said Sasse. “The men and women of the U.S. Intelligence Community are patriots; but, the NSA needs to get its head out of the sand and solve its contractor problem. Russia is a clear adversary in cyberspace, and we can’t afford these self-inflicted injuries.”
Earlier this year Senator Sasse stated cyber-warfare was a priority for him, and something he would be focusing on.