Trump to Work With Private Sector to Counter Cyber Threats

Ben Hadges
By Ben Hadges
February 1, 2017Newsshare

President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order aimed at improving the government’s ability to protect its computer networks and fend off hackers.

The move puts the head of the Office of Management and Budget in charge of cybersecurity efforts within the executive branch and directs federal agency directors to develop their own plans to modernize their infrastructure.

Trump had planned to sign the order on Tuesday but postponed the signing at the last minute.

“We must work with private sector – the private sector is way ahead of government in this case – to ensure that owners and operators of critical infrastructure have the support they need from the federal government to defend against cyber threats,” Trump said.

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