“Blaming journalists for coverage and mere scolding of dictators for cyberattacks isn’t a winning strategy.”

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s comments on cybersecurity in his final 2016 press conference today. 

“Blaming journalists for coverage and mere scolding of dictators for cyberattacks isn’t a winning strategy. Instead of President Obama’s vague ‘we can do stuff,’ Congress should debate upending Putin’s calculus with a full menu of diplomatic, economic, military, and cyber responses. This isn’t new: China’s OPM hack and Russia’s aggressions make it clear our adversaries think these attacks are low-cost, high-reward gambles.”