The Director of the national security Agency (NSA) Michael Rogers said that in the near future, the prospects of creation the U.S.-Russia joint working group on cyber-security, writes Reuters.
Now, it clarifies the Agency, in his opinion, this “is not the best time.” “I’m not a politician,” said Rogers, responding to a question during the annual security forum the Aspen Security Forum. “But I guess now I would [this] (create a Russian-American group on cyber security. — RBC) argued”, he added. “Now is not the time”, — concluded the head of the NSA.
Such a unit as said Rogers could be “something that you might want over time to build so we can see changes in behavior [of Russia]”.
An earlier initiative of establishing such a group during the first personal meeting in Hamburg discussed the President of the United States Donald trump and the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. About it the head of the United States said on its Twitter page. “We Putin discussed the issue of creating an impenetrable unit of cyber security,” he wrote, explaining that this, in his opinion, will allow to protect the state from “hacker attacks on elections”, and “many other negative things.”
However, later the proposal, according to Reuters, with “disbelief” was met with several senior U.S. lawmakers. In particular, the idea was criticized by Republicans, who said that “Moscow cannot be trusted.” After that, according to the Agency, “and the tramp refused to initial demonstration of interest” in this project.
“The fact that President Putin and I discussed a group on cyber security, does not mean that I believe that it can happen,” trump wrote on his Twitter page on June 10. The next day, several U.S. congressmen have proposed to ban the President of the United States at the legislative level the creation of any joint group to combat cyber threats. “The proposal by Donald trump to create a group on cyber security with Putin is a terrible idea, which will immediately threaten U.S. cybersecurity,” said one of the authors of the initiative.