Cybersecurity

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
o Order an immediate review of all U.S. cyber defenses and vulnerabilities, including critical infrastructure, by a Cyber Review Team of individuals from the military, law enforcement, and the private sector.

o The Cyber Review Team will provide specific recommendations for safeguarding different entities with the best defense technologies tailored to the likely threats, and will followed up regularly at various Federal agencies and departments.

o The Cyber Review Team will establish detailed protocols and mandatory cyber awareness training for all government employees while remaining current on evolving methods of cyber-attack.

o Instruct the U.S. Department of Justice to create Joint Task Forces throughout the U.S. to coordinate Federal, State, and local law enforcement responses to cyber threats.

o Order the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide recommendations for enhancing U.S. Cyber Command, with a focus on both offense and defense in the cyber domain.

o Develop the offensive cyber capabilities we need to deter attacks by both state and non-state actors and, if necessary, to respond appropriately.

KEY ISSUES
o Attacks against U.S. government and private sector systems by state and non-state actors are growing. [The Huffington Post, May 24, 2016]

o Hackers obtained 20 million identities of individuals who underwent Federal background checks. [The Washington Post, July 9, 2015]

o J.P. Morgan Chase had the information of 76 million households compromised. [The New York Times, Oct. 2, 2014]

o E-Bay was hacked and lost 150 million customer passwords. [SecurityCurrent, May 22, 2014]

o Target was hacked and lost 40 million customer credit card numbers. [CNN, Dec. 19, 2013]