BOSTON — Retired Gen. Michael Hayden held nothing back when speaking to cybersecurity pros today at the ZertoCon business continuity conference.
It’s been more than a decade since he led the National Security Agency (NSA), but that didn’t stop Hayden from asserting that the Russians were involved in last year’s U.S. presidential election. His view: Only two presidents doubt that the Russians were involved in the 2016 election — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
“They [the Russians] had an affect on the election, there is no question that this happened,” Hayden said. “The question is if there was collaboration with the campaign.”