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Hack the hackers? The debate rages on

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    The debate over “hacking back” (also known as “active defense”) against criminal cyber attackers has raged for decades. And it doesn’t look like it will be ending anytime soon.

    On the pro side are experts like Stewart Baker, former general counsel at the National Security Agency (NSA), former assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and now a blogger and partner at Steptoe & Johnson with a cybersecurity practice.

    He has, for years, preached that, “defense is not enough,” and that the only way to deal effectively with cybercrime is to make it more costly by attacking the attackers.

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