Draft of Trump’s cybersecurity plan emerges. Here’s what experts think
By Bill Brenner, Sophos
February 1, 2017
President Donald Trump hadn’t yet signed it at the time of this writing, but details have emerged regarding his planned executive order on cybersecurity.
Speculation has increased in recent days as to what Trump will do, and he has certainly gotten plenty of advice from security practitioners. Now we have some more insight into his plans, in the form of this executive order draft, which was obtained by The Washington Post.
The executive order includes provisions to:
“I will hold my cabinet secretaries and agency heads accountable, totally accountable for the cybersecurity of their organization,” Trump told reporters yesterday.
A review of all government networks
The draft order calls for a total review of the most critical vulnerabilities in US military, intelligence and civilian government computer networks. This would include examining networks of internet service providers, private-sector companies used by the government and data centers. The White House wants “initial recommendations” within 60 days of the order’s signing.