Should US companies hack back? It's complicated, says DHS chief
The Department of Homeland Security wants to make sure private companies are prepared for the next major cyberattack, but it's unclear whether "hacking back" adversaries should be part of it. During a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Jan. 16, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) asked DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen if active defense was part of the agency's strategy to help protect private companies from cyberattacks. Nielsen said it was, but she steered clear of endorsing "hacking back."
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