Homeland Says US Will Take Tougher Stance Against Cyber Criminals
At the recently held RSA conference last Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued some words of warning to cyber criminals, saying that the US will not tolerate cyber meddling aimed at the heart of the country’s democracy.
Nielsen said that “complacency is being replaced by consequences” and threatened attackers that the US will not be passive while its networks are being compromised. She also urged that malicious behaviour be punished, and added that the federal government will be using all the tools at its disposal to dispense the appropriate punitive actions.
Nielsen also explained that cybersecurity is now a collective problem due to hyperconnectivity, and urged everybody to prepare together and not individually.