Trump’s cybersecurity order delivers nothing but more surveillance
Remember that cybersecurity Executive Order we anticipated from the Trump administration, which seemed to quietly disappear in January? The already-delayed deadline for Trump's EO on "the cyber" and his promise to create a Cyber Review Team passed last month. Many were wondering if it would fade off into oblivion like a tyrant's hairline -- or show up suddenly to drop cyber-bombs on someone's vacant cyber-tarmac.
After a suspenseful delay and one leaked draft, the Trump administration's cybersecurity EO "Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure" finally saw the light of day. Between the WannaCry ransomware news, and nonstop pandemonium issuing from the Mad King's court, it was easy to miss.The good news, is that Trump didn't appoint Julian Assange or Rudy Giuliani to be the nation's Cybersecurity Commandant. No, he bestowed that honor on a man whose primary qual...
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