Cyber Commander Testifies Before House Committee

General Nakasone says inactive malware could be used to sabotage use infrastructure.

General Paul Nakasone, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command, told a House committee this week that China has previously sent malware into U.S. utility structures in the past. Testifying before the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, the cyber commander explained that the malware was present but inactive, giving the Chinese government an option to sabotage U.S. water, electricity, and fuel in case an international crisis or conflict broke out.

“When we have discovered them in these critical infrastructures, the first thing that we need to do is to make sure that we get them out,” General Nakasone said. “The second thing is that we need to have a vigilance that continues onward. This is not an episodic threat that we’re going to face. This is persistent … we have to operate every day; we have to have a vigilance. We have to have offensive and defensive capabilities.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For General Nakasone to receive God’s wisdom as he heads the U.S. Cyber Command.
  • For members of the House select committee to be discerning in their approach to China’s threat to U.S. critical infrastructure.

Sources: Department of Defense


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