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Nunes, Westmoreland Comment on OPM Cyberattack

Nunes, Westmoreland Comment on OPM Cyberattack

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Westmoreland issued the following statements today in response to the cyberattack on the Office of Personnel Management:    

Chairman Nunes: “The threat of cyberattacks on U.S. networks is growing more severe every day. The recent attack on the Office of Personnel Management is just the latest breach that has jeopardized the personal information of millions of Americans. The government must take fast, decisive measures to counter these intrusions, which emanate from hostile nation-states as well as non-state actors. The House of Representatives has sought to strengthen our cyber defenses by approving the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, and the Senate urgently needs to pass the bill.”   

Chairman Westmoreland: “The number of cyberattacks on our nation is increasing at a rapid and incredibly concerning pace. Business and industry leaders warned us of the growing threats during various hearings, and this attack shows why the Senate needs to move quickly on a cyber bill. Our nation must adopt strong defenses against cyberattacks and we need to do it immediately.”