Professor Eichensehr Quoted in an Article in The Hill on the Sony Hack and Need for Cybersecurity Legislation

January 05, 2015 – Visiting Assistant Professor Kristen Eichensehr was quoted in an article in The Hill discussing the legal implications of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the potential congressional actions to be taken.

“I’m not sure there’s such a direct output for Congress on the international side of things,” said Kristen Eichensehr, an international security professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law and former State Department attorney.

Incoming Senate Armed Forces Committee John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been outspoken in his criticism of President Obama for not classifying the Sony hit as a North Korean act of cyber war. Eichensehr expects to see an “increased questioning of the executive” from McCain’s committee as a result, but not necessarily specific cyber bills.

Read the article.