Cyberthreats are 'quiet, stealthy and insidious': U.S. Defence Secretary

Washington, June 1 (ANI): U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that cyber threats are 'quiet, stealthy and insidious' to the security of the nation, and called for the development of better guidelines and improved cyber technologies.

In light of the recent attack by Chinese hackers on Pentagon's weapon systems, Hagel said he would be addressing this issue in a meeting with Chinese delegation during Shangri-La Dialogue, an international security conference.

According to Fox News, Hagel said that cyber threats are 'real and terribly dangerous' not just to the US but to China as well as other nations.

The defence secretary said that US need to find ways to work with China and other countries in order to form 'international understandings' about the issue of cyber technologies and its potential to threat a nation's security.

Hagel said that for the first time cybersecurity would be the topic in the next NATO meeting for defense ministers, the report added. (ANI)


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