Andrew McCabe, former acting director of the FBI, spoke with Middle Market Growth about the mounting threats posed to the public and private sectors by state-supported hackers.
McCabe chronicles much of his time with the FBI in his new book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.” He spent 22 years with the bureau, where he began his career as an agent in the New York field office. He worked high-profile cases, including the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the Clinton email investigation and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He assumed the role of acting director of the FBI in May 2017.
On the podcast, he described his reaction to the findings of the Mueller report and whether he has seen an improvement in security leading up to the next presidential election. He also addressed how cyberattacks against U.S. businesses have evolved in recent years, the impact he expects the trade war with China to have on malign cyber activity targeting American companies, and how the FBI has adapted to counter increasingly advanced cyber threats.