Krebs is back on Capitol Hill

Christopher Krebs, the nation’s former top cybersecurity official, and other officials pushed hard Wednesday for taking a strong stance against malicious hackers in the wake of a devastating cyberattack on the federal government.

“As long as the tools are available, vulnerabilities exist, money and secrets are to be had, and the lack of meaningful consequences persist, there will be malicious cyber actors,” Krebs testified to the House Homeland Security Committee during a hearing focused on cybersecurity threats.