U.S. Senator Says Nation Is 'On Point' with Cybersecurity

September 8, 2015

Wesley Brown

The Army is up to the task of fighting cyberattacks, Georgia’s senior U.S. senator says.

During a tour of Fort Gordon on Friday, Sen. Johnny Isakson said he was confident that the Army Cyber Command and related missions remain “on point” in intercepting international hacking operations that have compromised federal databases.

Though he could not discuss specifics about how U.S. intelligence plans to respond to foreign spy services aggressively hacking federal data in the past year, Isakson said senior Pentagon officials are doing all they can to prevent future cyberattacks and strengthen the nation’s digital defenses.

In June, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management reported that China hacked its database and stole Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 20 million federal workers.

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