Ex-Obama Cyber Czar Defends Government Rules For Hacking Tools

Former President Obama’s cyber czar is defending rules governing the hoarding of hacking techniques following the global ransomware attack — in which it’s possible an NSA cyber tool was used against hospitals and governments.

Michael Daniel, a top adviser to Obama on cybersecurity from mid-2012 to the end of the Obama administration, said U.S. intelligence agencies have to arm themselves for a cyber war, and that critics who argue for a disarmament are not living in a realistic world.

He also argued the rules ultimately make the U.S. safer.

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