U.S. Spies to Americans: China and Russia Are Coming to Get You – Featuring insights from OODA’s Bob Gourley
Kimberly Dozier of the The Daily Beast has spoken to various U.S. counterintelligence specialists about the very real threat that foreign hackers pose to U.S. organizations. Bob Gourley of OODA was among the experts she consulted.
In the article, Bob Gourley explains that for over 20 years, the U.S. government has been very outspoken about the threat coming from nation-state threat actors, but that those warnings have not resulted in significant improvements in organizations’ cyber defenses. The biggest threat comes from spies working for Russia, China or other hostile nations who successfully seek employment with U.S. tech companies, enabling them to access critical data. “There are not enough FBI agents to track these spies down, leaving corporate America almost defenseless to do anything about this. I’ve seen no indication that awareness campaigns will make any difference here,” Bob Gourley points out.