Us directive calls on officials to identify cyber attack targets and prepare actions, using existing intelligence systems.
“The U.S. government is ready to deploy the force as needed to respond to these and other serious cyber attacks, as well as the need to protect our critical infrastructure,” a senior administration official said.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced in a tweet that the National Securi경주출장샵천안 출장 안마ty Agency has been collecting domestic communications, including emails, phone calls and text messages for years without a warrant, “just like any other company.”
The agency did not provide a rationale why it wanted so many phone calls and texts, the official said.
However, officials familiar with the data collection have disclosed that NSA analysts have identified at least two U.S. targets of their surveillance, including a former senior Bush administration official whose name is a common phrase among the intelligence community.
Such an analyst is unlikely to be named because of restrictions on his or her disclosures. But an agency spokesman said in a telephone interview: “The NSA does track certain foreign governments for several years.”
The documents also detailed the agency’s efforts to prevent foreign hackers from penetrating American computers and networks.
A section described “a strategy used to protect national-level networks” and “the threat of hacking attacks against critical infrastructure” and to prevent foreign hackers from getting access to classified national infrastructure systems.
One 예스 카지노section of the strategy stated that some American-based companies must “take steps to defend against malicious cyber attacks that emanate from foreign governments and non-state actors” because they could be targets of foreign cyber attackers.
The documents also detail the NSA’s attempt to gather records on Americans suspected of engaging in foreign cyber attacks, including details of the nation of origin and a name for each American involved.
Another section of the strategy described how the NSA collects data related to foreign cyber operations “to assess any foreign interference with our systems,” without giving a timeline for what that means, but the agency’s chief lawyer declined to discuss specifics.
The NSA also obtained court orders authorizing the “collect, store, and share of foreign intelligence information” collected under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, said court documents. The documents do not name the NSA officials who signed the orders or detail in detail the kind of data NSA collected.
The surveillance documents reveal that the NSA has been using data provided to the agency by its foreign spy customers under the Foreign Intelligence Su수원출장마사지 수원출장샵rveillance Act for about two years.
The disclosures come as the Obama administration faces pressure from members of both parties to address disclosures ove