Nov 18, 2016

Cybersecurity Center Offers Advice for Incoming Trump Administration

From USA Today

Cybersecurity experts offer advice for incoming Trump administration

By Erin Kelly

The new Trump administration could better protect the nation from cyber attacks by teaming with Silicon Valley to boost the cyber workforce and creating an agency to find new ways to safeguard digital security, UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity said in recommendations unveiled Friday.

Those ideas were among five major cybersecurity suggestions that the center's experts offered during a panel discussion at the Bipartisan Policy Center. The University of California, Berkeley center has reached out to Trump's transition team to offer its advice. Trump has not yet named a cybersecurity adviser.

"The new administration has an important opportunity to change the way Americans think about cybersecurity," the center said in a short report presented by Executive Director Betsy Cooper and Faculty Director Steven Weber. "We believe cybersecurity needs to be thought of as an existential risk to core American interests and values, rising close to the level of major armed conflict and climate change."...

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December 7, 2016