Chris Krebs, top DHS cybersecurity official, says U.S. should employ "range of tools" against adversaries

Editor’s note: This “Intelligence Matters” interview was taped on June 19, before recent cyber-related events in Iran took place.

As cyberattacks against targets in the United States grow more pervasive, frequent and sophisticated, the U.S. government should leverage a diverse array of retaliatory and response measures, according to Chris Krebs, the top cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“When we understand that there is an active adversary — whether it’s a criminal group, a proxy group, a nation state — the U.S. government needs to act using a range of tools both overt and covert, offensive legal sanctions, diplomatic,” Krebs said. “We have a broad range of tools.”

Krebs, who leads the recently elevated Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at DHS, spoke with “Intelligence Matters” host and CBS News senior national security contributor Michael Morell about the country’s response options in what has

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