President Donald Trump announced Thursday his administration is strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity measures.
The president signed off on a national cyber strategy which strives to guide how the administration handles offensive and defensive cybersecurity and cyberthreats, according to National Security adviser, John Bolton.
“We must protect the American people, the homeland, and our great American way of life,” stated President Donald Trump in a White House press release.
Below some of the details of the plan.
STRENGTHENING CYBERSECURITY: President Donald J. Trump is releasing a National Cyber Strategy that will strengthen our defenses against cyber threats.
- President Trump’s National Cyber Strategy identifies bold new steps the Federal Government will take to protect America from cyber threats and strengthen our capabilities in cyberspace.
- It is the first fully articulated National Cyber Strategy released in 15 years.
- The strategy builds on President Trump’s Executive Order “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure,” signed in May 2017.
PROTECTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE HOMELAND, AND OUR WAY OF LIFE: Strengthening American cybersecurity is central to the National Cyber Strategy.
- President Trump’s National Cyber Strategy will protect American networks by:
- Securing Federal networks and information and our Nation’s critical infrastructure
- Combatting cybercrime and improving incident reporting
PROMOTING AMERICAN PROSPERITY: President Trump’s National Cyber Strategy will help protect cyberspace as an engine of economic growth and innovation.
- President Trump’s National Cyber Strategy will promote American prosperity by:
- Fostering a vibrant and resilient digital economy
- Protecting American ingenuity from threats such as intellectual property theft
- Developing a superior cybersecurity workforce through education and recruitment
PRESERVING PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH: The National Cyber Strategy will strengthen efforts to deter destabilizing activity in cyberspace.
- The National Cyber Strategy will stand up to destabilizing behavior in cyberspace by:
- Promoting responsible behavior among nation states
- Working to ensure there are consequences for irresponsible cyber behavior
- Launching an international Cyber Deterrence Initiative
- Exposing and countering online malign influence and information campaigns
ADVANCING AMERICAN INFLUENCE: The National Cyber Strategy will preserve the long-term openness of the internet, which supports and reinforces American interests.
- President Trump’s National Cyber Strategy will promote an open and secure internet by:
- Encouraging Nations to advance internet freedom
- Advancing a multi-stakeholder model of internet governance
- Promoting open, interoperable, reliable, and secure communications infrastructure
- Opening overseas markets for American ingenuity
- Building international cyber capacity
COMMITTED TO A SECURE CYBER FUTURE: President Trump is committed to protecting the cybersecurity of our Nation and is implementing policies that work to achieve that objective.
- The President’s National Security Strategy prioritizes keeping America safe in the cyber era.
- The Trump Administration has released a number of agency-specific strategies emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity.