Cybersecurity has become such an important topic that it was a key platform issue in the recent U.S. election. During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump characterized the scope of the nation’s security problem as enormous. While it is likely to be several months before we know specifics about the Trump administration’s position on cybersecurity, President-elect Trump has called for a thorough national security review with the goal of making all government systems as secure as technology will allow.
Mr. Trump is not the only presidential figure to view cybersecurity as an important federal priority. In February of 2016, President Obama launched a Cybersecurity National Action Plan. Several initiatives were laid out in the plan, such as investments in national security infrastructure, expansion of the national cybersecurity workforce, and increased levels of general IT security across the country.Read More