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    US Senator McCain Vows to Make Cybersecurity Major Priority in New Congress

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    US resilience in cyberspace should become a main focus of the Senate Armed Services Committee in the new Congress as the battle against computer hacking persists, Senator John McCain said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The news came as President Barack Obama ordered a "full review" of illicit activities in cyberspace related to the 2016 US Presidential election amid allegations of "Russian interference" in the vote outcome.

    "As threats to our national security in cyberspace continue to grow in speed and severity, I intend to make cybersecurity a major oversight priority of the Senate Armed Services Committee," McCain stated on Friday.

    McCain explained that his strategy would be based on ensuring that the US Department of Defense receives resources needed to detect and respond to possible adversaries in cyberspace.

    He noted that the US Senate should continue to work on important issues related to the hacking, "including Russia’s attempted interference in America’s elections."


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