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CSIS Task Force Recommends Cybersecurity Agenda for Trump Administration

A task force of the Center for Strategic and International Studies has published a report that suggests a list of cybersecurity objectives for President-elect Donald Trump, GovInfoSecurity reported Wednesday.

Eric Chabrow writes the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force’s report titled “From Awareness to Action: A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President” calls on the incoming administration to drop “outdated” information technology security measures in the federal government.

The task force recommended that the incoming administration identify a new international strategy for the global security environment, increase efforts to fight cyber crime and optimize cyber hygiene across economic sectors to protect critical infrastructure assets and services.

Chabrow reported the group also urged Trump to launch new efforts to organize cyberspace defense efforts and determine whether resource issues require federal involvement or should be left to the private sector.

The group also called for the creation of a policy that promotes the use of strong encryption; measures that would stop the monetization of stolen data and credentials; and a cyber-focused independent agency within the Department of Homeland Security.

Co-chairs of the task force include Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas); Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island); Karen Evans, cybersecurity adviser to Trump’s transition team; and Sameer Bhalotra, co-founder and CEO of cybersecurity startup Stackrox.

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