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Former DHS official Echols: Leaders needed for a nationwide push on cybersecurity

May 1, 2019 |
Charlie Mitchell

The election hacking of 2016 could be a blessing in disguise, according to Mike Echols, a former DHS leader on cybersecurity: “It was the cyber Pearl Harbor, it was the cyber 9/11, and we were blessed, no one was killed.”

The Russian assault on U.S. election systems and cyber-enabled manipulation of institutions and public opinion provided all the motivation the nation needed for an all-out cybersecurity campaign, he said, calling it the galvanizing moment that cyber commentators have been forecasting...

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