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Rep. Jim Langevin: Countries Should Quickly Attribute Cyber Incidents

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Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., said the international community should speed up attribution of cyber attacks by other countries to implement cyber norms, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. 

“If you wait two or three years before you can take action, it loses its effectiveness,” Langevin, chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities and a commissioner on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, said Wednesday at the CyberCon event. 

“The message needs to move quickly if you want it to be heard.” He believes that countries should leverage human and signals intelligence and other cyber resources and be more willing to publicly attribute cyber incidents. Langevin wants to focus more on cyber threats facing the country. 

“I really also hope that a Biden administration will leverage the State Department and [be] more forward-leaning [in] working with our international partners and allies in establishing rules of the road,” he said. “Beyond that, I also hope that a new bureau of cyberspace security and emerging technologies headed by an assistant secretary at the State Department will be created.”

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