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NSA Marianne Bailey on the security of national security systems
In an exclusive interview with chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge, the new head of the NSA-cybersecurity evolving threats describes.
The United States ” top-four-nation-state cyber opponents are Russia, China, Iran and North Korea, and nothing is out of bounds, including the nuclear Arsenal, a senior NSA official told Fox News in an exclusive interview.
“Technology brings great opportunity but also great risk,” the National Security Agency Marianne Bailey told Fox News.
Bailey, the guard of the national security accused of is systems attacks on the Ministry of defence and the US government with hundreds of thousands of probing daily.
“Cybersecurity is not a straightening machine so that you have to have a nation-state, really advanced tools, and to access the damage,” she said.
Bailey, whose official title is Deputy national manager for national security systems, said that they have seen a very active cyber activity in relation to the four-nation-state enemies and the Islamic state terror group.
“Each nation has its own thing you have to consider,” she said on the question of what the United States, ” opponents goal. “Certain Nations want to take the intellectual property, so they are looking at the economic profit. To want certain peoples to be disturbed.”
In the halls and offices of this mysterious Agency, Bailey targeting explains, government computer networks, to the weapons systems.
“Think So, aircraft carriers, planes, tanks, ships, all these things are part of the national security systems, which we worry about,” she said. “We provide codes, keys, encryption. We offer the for all NC2 nuclear command and control for the nation.”
This also means that the infamous black suitcase, also nicknamed the “nuclear football” – and that is always in the vicinity of the President and allows it to authorize the commander in chief, a nuclear attack.
The nuclear football, is an attractive target for hackers.
Asked you if you wanted to ensure his safety, Bailey said, “Absolutely, everything, everything, nuclear weapons.”
She said the case is an attractive target for hackers to go after weapons and nuclear systems.
“Here nothing is said, what from the album,” Baily.
If there is a major Cyber-event, targeting US government and military networks, the NSA is called either, or triggers, teams of specialists, to limit the damage and identify the Hacker.
“Cyber never sleeps, there is no weekend in cyber,” said the 28-year-old Charles Hobson, which is part of the NSA red team – essentially a cyber-SWAT team. The members, speaking only rarely in public about their work.
“We catch these guys in our networks, we want to tell the story of how they prevent in so we can see that the success of the future,” he said.
As Bailey put it, “I want people to know that the NSA is working very hard. The NSA is an organization, the people, the experts in these areas.”
With a constantly evolving threat, the work of a team to anticipate and confront requires that a myriad of challenges.
Bailey stresses that a new integrated cyber center ” to be built on the Agency’s west campus, where “we bring together with our partners in the government, such as the DHS, FBI, and DIA [Defense Intelligence Agency].”
“We are bringing together our top allies that we partner with to sit in it, so we said see all this data in real time, and we have a very robust exchange of information”.
Catherine Herridge is an award-winning chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, DC she covers intelligence, the justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as the London correspondent.