The White House may have difficulty bolstering U.S. cyber defenses through an executive order unless there’s enough public support, according to former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden.
Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest maker of telecommunications equipment, denied that it poses a security threat after the former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said it spies for China.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s call for more oversight and transparency in the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs shows that he wants to make Americans “more comfortable” with the agency’s operations, former NSA director Michael Hayden said.
Leaked information on U.S. government surveillance programs has “punished American business,” which has complied with court orders, said Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.
The disclosure of National Security Agency secrets by 29-year-old computer systems technician Edward Snowden is drawing new scrutiny of security processes and U.S. intelligence agencies’ reliance on contractors such as Snowden’s employer, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.