Initial takeaways from President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order
A week before Inauguration Day, then-President-elect Donald Trump raised the possibility that his administration would unveil substantial cybersecurity policy changes by springtime. The White House would release “a major report on hacking defense” within 90 days, he said. Almost immediately, however, the new administration signaled it would need additional time to start developing its cyber policy approach. On Jan. 31, the president postponed at the last minute the signing of the executive order (EO) that was intended to launch key cyber policy reviews, recognizing the need to revise the draft directive.