Soon after his January inauguration, Trump held a press conference on cybersecurity and U.S. infrastructure. He claimed Democrats were hacked during the 2016 presidential election, and was set to sign an executive order demanding a thorough evaluation of the nation’s cybersecurity capabilities.
- Puts responsibility for cybersecurity risk in the hands of federal agencies
- Agencies are required to follow the standards established by the National Institute for Standards and Technology in assessing their risk
- Agencies must submit reports on their risks within 90 days
- The FBI, who was initially omitted from the review, is now included
For more on this story and further details of the executive order, read the original Techcrunch article here.