The Final 5: North Korea nuclear threats, Equifax data breach

- As nuclear threats from North Korea continue to be a major concern for the Trump administration, the intelligence community is bracing for another potential missile test this weekend.

Many expect a North Korean national holiday on Saturday will be capped off with another show of the country’s burgeoning nuclear force.

The problems from Pyongyang continue to bubble up as renewed objections surface to Iran’s controversial nuclear deal with the United States.

On Thursday’s “The Final 5,” Jim Lokay talked about the threats with Jamil N. Jaffer, founder of the National Security Institute at George Mason University's Scalia Law School and a Visiting Fellow with the Hoover Institution.

Jaffer also offered thoughts on revelations that major credit monitoring firm Equifax suffered a significant data breach, compromising the personal information of 143 million people.

"Yet another large breach demonstrates the significant challenges that remain for the private sector in protecting against serious threat actors,” said Jaffer.

When asked what could be done to combat further breaches, Jaffer told Lokay, “The government can and should do more now to help American private industry by examining the scope and nature of real time, actionable threat intelligence it shares with industry."

Jaffer also previously served as senior counsel to the House Intelligence Committee, where he was the lead architect of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

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