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White House Issues National Cyber Strategy

White House has recently published the National Cyber Strategy, which is aimed to strengthening the America’s cybersecurity capabilities. President Trump wrote, “With the release of this National Cyber Strategy, the United States now has its fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years.”

“The new national cyber strategy is a great step forward and demonstrates a thoughtful interagency approach to protecting the national prosperity and security in our information enabled world. It builds upon the lessons learned from the previous administrations and presents a solid approach to managing cyber risks,” said Brigadier General Gregory J.Touhill (ret.), president, Cyxtera Federal Group.

These strategies do not only includes the defending homeland by protecting the networks but the aim is also to improve the American prosperity by way of providing the security that will allow for a thriving digital economy.

“This is the most comprehensive cybersecurity strategy document ever published, firmly stating a vision of the United States as ensuring a secure internet by cooperation or force. It reads like a response to former NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers’ February Congressional testimony where he acknowledged the current constraints in responding to the active threat landscape the US faces,” said Bryson Bort, NSI fellow and SCYTHE founder and CEO.

This strategy has four pillars that is to protecting the Americans and their way of life, and also to promote the American prosperity, and to preserve the peace through strength and advancing the American influence abroad.

“The national security adviser’s call for an enhanced focus on aggressive cyber defense and offensive cyber operations will result in effective deterrence against the increasing cyberattacks on our critical infrastructure,” said Michael Daly, CTO, cybersecurity and special missions, Raytheon.

“Our electoral systems, healthcare, power and financial systems have all been put at unsustainable risk. Raytheon is prepared to support our government and allies in their cyber operations with our proven tools, solutions and expertise. It’s time to address cyber adversaries with the appropriate response and regain the cyberspace for our nation’s security and prosperity.”

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