Media Coverage | March 23, 2017

GOP Chairman Calls for Tighter Sanctions on Russia

Bruce McConnell, EWI's Global Vice President who heads the institute's cybersecurity initiative, calls on parties not to "vilify the Russians" during a hearing with the House Homeland Security Committee.

“I think it’s important to remember it doesn’t do us any good to vilify the Russians and push them into the corner,” said McConnell, as quoted by The Hill.

“They don’t respond well to that. We need to figure out how to talk to them and engage with them, but at the same time, as you said, take them very seriously — it’s a very serious threat to our country.”

The hearing, which took place on March 23, was aimed at moving forward legislation to respond to the evolving cyber threat landscape and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) civilian cyber defense mission. 

Read the full article on The Hill here.

To watch video from the hearing and read McConnell's statements at the hearing, click here.