During a hearing in front of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, the heads of six intelligence agencies faced questions related to growing cybersecurity threats facing the nation, CNET reports. In his opening statements, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said cybersecurity is his “greatest concern” and “top priority,” while Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., spoke about Russia spreading misinformation through tech platforms. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., probed National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers about the ways U.S. infrastructure is protected from cyberattacks. Meanwhile, researchers from Indiana University believe it is time to create an independent cybersecurity agency board similar to the National Transportation Safety Board currently tasked with investigating train and airplane crashes.
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