Outgoing NSA legal chief warns hacking threats from Russia, China, and Iran are as dangerous to the US as climate change

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The outgoing agency official joins a chorus of security analysts warning that the US must get ahead of cybersecurity threats.
Outgoing NSA legal chief Glenn Gerstell said in an interview with The Washington Post that hacking threats from adversaries are an existential threat to the US on par with climate change.

He described tech advancements as a mounting "tsunami" that US defense agencies might not be prepared for.

Gerstell joins a chorus of security officials warning that the US must get ahead of cybersecurity threats.

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Rapid advances in technology could shift the power dynamics between the US and its adversaries, and federal agencies will need to quickly adjust to growing cybersecurity threats, according to outgoing National Security Agency General Counsel Glenn Gerstell.

Gerstell predicted mounting hacking threats against the US in an interview with The Washington Post published Monday, comparing the challenge to that posed by climate change.

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