Former National Security Official Says Big Cyber Attack is ‘Inevitable’ – Forward Observer Shop

Former National Security Official Says Big Cyber Attack is ‘Inevitable’

The man once responsible for leading the president-elect’s national security transition team warned this week that a “significant” cyber-event will occur during Donald Trump’s administration. This warning was shared with advisers to and other allies of the incoming commander-in-chief.

“I argue that this next administration will face a significant cyber-event. It is just inevitable,” Rogers said during a public speaking event in Washington… “We are barely able to keep up. If you think about how Iran has stepped up their game — others too — in terms of engagement and are poking around in our financial institutions, it is staggering.”

“I think this administration has a great opportunity to walk in and start lashing up this old government cyber-relevance. We have to make sure that we get the best players of value; the best players on the field. Our NSA folks who go overseas and steal some of the nasty things our adversaries are doing, how can we get that roped into an ecosystem of cyber-sharing where companies can keep it off their network before it gets to you.”

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Mike Shelby is a former military intelligence NCO and contract intelligence analyst. He spent three years in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now the intelligence and warfare researcher at Forward Observer.

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