Tough Cyber Policies From Trump Lambasted As “Reckless”

By on October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018

A security expert from academia maintains the Trump administration cyber strategy (which she says involves “using offensive cyberattacks for defensive purposes”) is dangerously aggressive and risks escalating conflict with adversaries who have shown they are capable of inflicting serious damage. “Not only will it detract resources and attention from the more pressing issues of defense and risk management,” she argues, “but it will also encourage the government to act recklessly in directing cyberattacks at targets before they can be certain of who those targets are and what they are doing.” She maintains the Trump strategy is a major departure from policy under Obama – even though she acknowledge it was Obama who authorized unleashing the Stuxnet worm against Iran in 2010.

 

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The New York Times

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