Trump Can’t Run Cybersecurity Like a Business, Report Says

MORGAN LYNCH | January 5, 2017

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When dealing with cybersecurity policy, President-elect Donald Trump should realize that the Federal government is not a business, according to a report this month from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Cyber Policy Task Force. The report said that President Obama made the mistake of expecting that the incorporation of Silicon Valley executives in decision-making would automatically advance the United States’ cybersecurity prowess. The government is a complex system with different rules, relationships, and procedures than the typical technology company, which is one reason why these partnerships haven’t worked, according to the report. “There is no technological solution to the problem of cybersecurity, at least any time soon, so turning to technologists was unproductive,” the report stated.

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