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President Trump Signs Cyber Security Executive Order
U.S. President Trump follows through with a campaign promise on Internet Security by signing an executive order today.
While the Executive Order deals with Cyber Security in a broad way, it also includes key language to develop deterrence strategies and specific actions against other “bad actors” in the world that harm the American People. This will also help umbrella in other people around the world.
This means that the U.S. Government will protect itself better – overcoming the previous policy of doing nothing, it will also take major steps to pro-actively protect infrastructure, business, and the People of the United States.
In summary, this unleashes the full might of the U.S. Cyber Forces against ALL those who will take advantage of us.
Unfortunately, this is not an overnight process, and is one that will roll in over a couple of years, but progress has already been seen in the last 100 days, and we expect continuing breakthroughs.
We thank the President for meeting his personal commitment to SCARS made during the election, and for the commitment of his government to protect all Americans (and by extension the rest of the world where possible).
Here is the link to the full Presidential Executive Order.
The leadership of SCARS asked every one of the candidates last year for their position on Cybersecurity, and ONLY Donald Trump responded.
With this executive order President Donald Trump has fulfilled his promise and commitment.
Regardless of what you think, this is something OBAMA never did.
This is not a political statement, it is a LAW & ORDER statement. Everyone who has been victimized by unlawful activities on the Internet should openly applaud this action and the actions to follow!
The part that matters in this Executive Order is this:
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Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure
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STRENGTHENING THE CYBERSECURITY OF FEDERAL NETWORKS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
Sec. 1 deals with the Federal Government
Sec. 2 deals with critical infrastructure
The part WE care about it this:
Sec. 3. Cybersecurity for the Nation.
(a) Policy. To ensure that the internet remains valuable for future generations, it is the policy of the executive branch to promote an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet that fosters efficiency, innovation, communication, and economic prosperity, while respecting privacy and guarding against disruption, fraud, and theft. Further, the United States seeks to support the growth and sustainment of a workforce that is skilled in cybersecurity and related fields as the foundation for achieving our objectives in cyberspace.
(b) Deterrence and Protection. Within 90 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the United States Trade Representative, in coordination with the Director of National Intelligence, shall jointly submit a report to the President, through the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on the Nation’s strategic options for deterring adversaries and better protecting the American people from cyber threats.
(c) International Cooperation. As a highly connected nation, the United States is especially dependent on a globally secure and resilient internet and must work with allies and other partners toward maintaining the policy set forth in this section. Within 45 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Attorney General and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shall submit reports to the President on their international cybersecurity priorities, including those concerning investigation, attribution, cyber threat information sharing, response, capacity building, and cooperation. Within 90 days of the submission of the reports, and in coordination with the agency heads listed in this subsection, and any other agency heads as appropriate, the Secretary of State shall provide a report to the President, through the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, documenting an engagement strategy for international cooperation in cybersecurity.
(d) Workforce Development. In order to ensure that the United States maintains a long-term cybersecurity advantage:
(i) The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Education, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and other agencies identified jointly by the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall:
(A) jointly assess the scope and sufficiency of efforts to educate and train the American cybersecurity workforce of the future, including cybersecurity-related education curricula, training, and apprenticeship programs, from primary through higher education; and
(B) within 120 days of the date of this order, provide a report to the President, through the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, with findings and recommendations regarding how to support the growth and sustainment of the Nation’s cybersecurity workforce in both the public and private sectors.
(ii) The Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of other agencies identified by the Director of National Intelligence, shall:
(A) review the workforce development efforts of potential foreign cyber peers in order to help identify foreign workforce development practices likely to affect long-term United States cybersecurity competitiveness; and
(B) within 60 days of the date of this order, provide a report to the President through the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism on the findings of the review carried out pursuant to subsection (d)(ii)(A) of this section.
(iii) The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence, shall:
(A) assess the scope and sufficiency of United States efforts to ensure that the United States maintains or increases its advantage in national-security-related cyber capabilities; and
(B) within 150 days of the date of this order, provide a report to the President, through the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, with findings and recommendations on the assessment carried out pursuant to subsection (d)(iii)(A) of this section.
(iv) The reports described in this subsection may be classified in full or in part, as appropriate.
Sec. 4 are terms.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 11, 2017
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