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Members of Obama’s Cyber Commission Urge Trump to Execute Cybersecurity Recommendations

Three members of a cybersecurity commission that former President Barack Obama established under a 2016 executive order have called on the Trump administration to implement its recommendations to build up the federal government’s cybersecurity posture, The Hill newspaper reported Monday.

The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity released a report in December that offered 16 recommendations such as increased cooperation between industry and the public sector on cyber efforts and appointment of an assistant to the president who would coordinate digital security initiatives across federal agencies, Morgan Chalfant wrote.

Tom Donilon, former chair of the commission and a partner at law firm O’Melveny & Myers, urged the Trump administration to form an “all-of-government deterrence” against cyber threats through coordination of cyber efforts among agencies.

Other commissioners that have expressed support to Trump’s plan to make agency chiefs responsible for their organizations’ cybersecurity include Sam Palmisano, former vice chair of the commission and former president and CEO of IBM; and Steven Chabinsky, a commissioner and partner at law firm White & Case, the report added.

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