09/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Countries Spewing Cyberattacks Should Be Held Responsible, Former NSA Director Says

Retired General Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, said Thursday that one solution being discussed in government is to simply forget about trying to determine if the source of an attack is state-sponsored and hold nations responsible for malicious activity coming from their cyberspace. His words were greeted with applause from the audience of computer security professionals.