Jon Fingas (includes 57-minute video link)
Recently installed NSA and Cyber Command chief Paul Nakasone has created a dedicated task force (the Russia Small Group) to tackle online threats from Putin’s regime.
…Nakasone argued that this wasn’t optional. If the US decided to “stand on the sidelines” and didn’t focus its energy on digital adversaries like Russia and China, it risked letting those opponents shape the virtual battlefield. They “undermine” elections, stoke social tensions and steal sensitive info, Nakasone said — you need people who can tackle this on a “continual basis.”
The NSA’s new director has formed a task force built to thwart Russian cyberattacks.