September 18, 2019
In his own words: DNI Coats lays out cyber threat from Russia, China
The following are key excerpts from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' written testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Jan. 29. His comments reflect a consensus of the intelligence community about the growing cybersecurity threat from foreign adversaries -- foremost Russia and China -- and will likely guide lawmakers in setting foreign and domestic policy priorities.
The growing threat
“Our adversaries and strategic competitors will increasingly use cyber capabilities -- including cyber espionage, attack, and influence -- to seek...