As we move into 2017, cybersecurity concerns continue to escalate. These past few months, we’ve seen some scary incidents like the October 21 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the DNS services at Dyn that used IoT devices like home routers and cameras as a botnet. Oh, and the last few months of the U.S. Presidential election featured data breaches of the DNC and Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s email and the subsequent posting of this information on WikiLeaks.
Pretty alarming, and it doesn’t appear like things will be getting better anytime soon. This raises the question: What type of cybersecurity response can we expect from President Donald Trump’s administration?
Of course, no one knows, but based upon what we know from the candidate and the campaign, President Trump’s cybersecurity policy looks uninformed, misguided, and elementary so far.