A former FBI deputy has alleged that President Trump is diverting money from cybersecurity resources to build a wall at a time when the nation is “under attack.”

He talks to MSNBC on Thursday about a report published in Politico Frank Vigliosi, a former FBI deputy director for counterintelligence, revealed that the reason for such attacks to occur is because the cybersecurity budget under the Trump administration has been cut in order to prioritize others. The things.

“Make no mistake, our nation is under attack and it seems to be continuing,” said Mr. Vigliosi. “How does something like this happen on this scale? Where 300,000 customers of a private company, including the most sensitive agencies in our government, are likely to be affected, because Russia has managed to find one point of failure in our supply chain.”

“Meaning this product that comes out of SolarWinds is a network management product that is being used by a very large number, quite frankly, from all government agencies and many of our major telecom companies. Ten of them have been hacked as far as we know – so far. So, it’s a bigger issue, Nicole. Related to supply chain management. “

He also said it was more than an intelligence failure but a “national defense failure.”

“This is defending our nation, our systems and failing to oversee our supply chain in a way that allows one company to serve many of our government agencies,” he said.

Thursday, Politico mentioned The Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration, which maintains the nuclear weapons stockpile in the United States, discovered that hackers had access to their networks as part of a large-scale espionage operation that affected at least six federal agencies.

Mr. Figlizzi explained why he believed that cybersecurity resources lack sufficient funds, and said: “We have a president funneling money, billions of them, to build a wall and change personnel at the top of the Pentagon, and we haven’t heard a single word about the plan or strategy to respond to this ongoing attack.” .

He says such attacks happen often because “no one is in charge of the Oval Office throughout the intelligence community.”

“It’s just like 9/11, we will need oversight and enlargement from Congress to find out what happened in the name of heaven Who is responsible for where the failures are occurring and we need oversight and coordination like never before.

He also warned that problems await the president-elect, who will have to take cyber attacks more seriously. “These are Warfare and Battlefield, and that means that on day one, Joe Biden will fight another type of Cyber ​​virus.”