Trump’s cybersecurity mystery: 90 days in, where’s the plan?


On Jan. 6, weeks before he was due to become president, Donald Trump sat down with U.S. intelligence officials for a two-hour briefing at Trump Tower on cyberattacks conducted during the U.S. election. The meeting resulted in a pledge: a plan to counter cyberattacks against the U.S. within 90 days of taking office.

On Wednesday, President Trump marks his 90th day in office with no sign of a report or indication that one is on the way. That’s a surprise, given the recent string of successful, high-profile cyberattacks against the federal government.

Trump underlined the urgency of the situation at a news conference on Jan. 11.

“We’re hacked by everybody,” he said. “The United States, our government, out of a list of 17 in terms of industries is the worst … in terms of protection.”

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