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Cybersecurity experts see grounds for worry in Trump's Cabinet picks

December 13, 2016 /

President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks and his campaign rhetoric have industry experts worried that his administration will increase surveillance on Americans and gut the regulatory bodies that oversee cybersecurity. "The president-elect, his advisors and future Cabinet members appear to see more enemies lurking in the homeland than in Russia or other cyber superpowers," said David Cowan, an investor in cybersecurity start-ups with Bessemer Venture Partners. "I fear that for the first time, the federal government really does pose a 'Big Brother' threat in cyberspace."