Today, the Trump Administration released its new cyber security strategy.

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.

It appears from this strategy, available, here:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/National-Cyber-Strategy.pdf is the growing effort by this administration to protect first amendment rights in a cyberspace that’s become highly privatized through search engine and social media giants controlling most of internet email, file sharing, chat and web interfaces.    Source: Whitehouse.gov

Gary S. Miliefsky, CEO, Cyber Defense Media Group and Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.  Gary is a globally recognized breach prevention cybersecurity expert, speaker and keynote, investor, advisor and consultant.  He is the inventor and founder of technologies and corporations sold and/or licensed to Hexis Cyber, WatchGuard, Intel/McAfee, IBM, Computer Associates and BlackBox Corporation.  He is currently the CEO of Cyber Defense Media Group (CDMG), which is the Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine and Cyber Defense TV, is a frequent invited guest on national and international media commenting on mobile privacy, cyber security, cybercrime and cyber terrorism, also covered in Inc, Forbes and Fortune Magazines. Miliefsky is a Founding Member of the US Department of Homeland Security (http://www.DHS.gov), the National Information Security Group (http://www.NAISG.org) and the OVAL advisory board of MITRE responsible for the CVE Program (http://CVE.mitre.org). He also assisted the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which operates within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in their development of The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace as well as the Center for the Study of Counter-Terrorism and Cyber Crime at Norwich University.   Gary is a member of ISC2.org and is a CISSP®.  Learn more about Gary at https://www.cybersecuritymediagroup.com/about-our-founder/