NSA head: “Almost every country has its own cyber program”

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The growing number of countries supporting cyber programs makes it difficult to identify the organizers of a particular cyber attack.

Almost every country in the world has its own vulnerability exploitation program, and although most concentrate on cyber espionage, more and more states are beginning to experiment with more aggressive techniques, said the head of the US National Security Agency, Rob Joyce.

While most of the public’s attention is focused on the so-called “Big Four” (China, Iran, North Korea and the Russian Federation), not only these countries are developing cyber technologies.

Even small countries have advanced technologies, they are simply more limited in pursuing national interests, in particular, funding, the number of human resources and the scale of attacks, Joyce said during a speech at the cyber summit in Aspen.

At the same time, the number of Chinese cyber groups exceeds “the whole world put together,” says the head of the NSA. The Russian Federation, he said, is conducting destructive activity that the United States cannot tolerate,

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