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Hagan investigates cyber threats on Tuesday

Sen. Kay Hagan Tuesday held a briefing on cyber threats to the nation's security.

As chair of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, her subcommittee was briefed in open session by Kevin Mandia, founder of Mandian Corp, which recently published a report on China's theft of American technology.

She also heard a classified briefing from Stephanie O'Sullivan, the principal deputy director of National Intelligence and Jon Davis, the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.

“Today's briefing provided an opportunity for members to gain a better and deeper understanding of the nature, variety and seriousness of the cyber threats to our national security,” Hagan said in a statement.

“The briefing we received today leaves little doubt of the magnitude and scale of China's theft of American intellectual property,” she said. “Cyber threats can take many forms, including individual hackers and criminal groups stealing personal financial data. But those threats also include nation-states with sophisticated intelligence gathering and disruptive capabilities that can steal classified information or harm our critical infrastructure and computer networks.''


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