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U.S. President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order on Cybersecurity

Last May 11, 2017, the long-awaited executive order on improving the United States' cyber security was finally signed by President Trump. Originally, Trump is set to sign the executive order on cyber security shortly after his inauguration but it was been delayed.


Last May 11, 2017, the long-awaited executive order on improving the United States’ cyber security was finally signed by President Trump. Originally, Trump is set to sign the executive order on cyber security shortly after his inauguration but it was been delayed.

Upon signing, Trump said to his cabinets that they should do the hard work now in protecting most critical infrastructures, utilities, financial and health care systems and telecommunications networks. Trump’s homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said that the president wants to firstly prioritize the protecting of the federal networks.

Accountability

Before a massive data breaches at the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of Personnel Management, the leaders of the department was able to point the blame to the IT staff. With the new executive order, this will not happen again. The ones that will be accountable for are the heads of the executive departments and agencies for managing cyber security risk to their enterprises.

The Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed a Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. This framework should be adopted by all federal agencies according to the executive order signed by Trump.

Modernization

The executive order asks reports from the several departments on how to improve the IT infrastructure of the government. The reports are expected to cost a big price tag. The goal of the government will cost heavily according to Clapper.

Jobs

There are only few computer security experts in the United States. They are not enough to work to secure the systems of the government. The executive order asks the heads of the several departments and agencies to train and educate the American cyber security workforce of the future.

These are what inside the executive order on cyber security of Pres. Donald Trump. Through this executive order, the American people expect an improvement in the cyber security of the country. This will help U.S.A in protecting their systems from hackers.

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