Trump stresses cybersecurity but postpones executive order


U.S. President Donald Trump called on government agencies to better protect their networks, but he delayed signing an executive order to kick-start a government-wide review of cybersecurity policy.

A draft copy of the order, leaked earlier, would give the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security 60 days to submit a list of recommendations to protect U.S. government and private networks. 

Trump had been scheduled to sign the executive order Tuesday but canceled shortly before it was due to happen.

Instead of signing the executive order, Trump told reporters he’ll hold cabinet secretaries and agency heads “totally accountable” for the security of their networks. US. agencies “certainly” don’t have as much cybersecurity protections as they need, he said during a short briefing Tuesday.

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