Over the last two days, American political discourse has taken a dangerous turn. Led by far-right media and now amplified by the President himself, American political debate now resounds with serious talk of coup d'etat, treason, and civil war. We must be prepared for the likelihood of even more political violence than we have seen thus far. Over the last week, President … [Read more...] about Coup Watch: There Will Be Blood
White House officials, who have in the past headlined sessions aimed at closing the gap between the White House and Silicon Valley on cybersecurity policy, were nowhere to be found. The absence of senior administration officials at this year’s conference was particularly noticeable, given the White House’s unclear stance on several key cybersecurity issues, ranging from … [Read more...] about Trump Administration is MIA at RSA Cybersecurity Conference
There has been a lot of buzz about President Trump's forthcoming executive order on federal cybersecurity. There's just one problem with the key provision of that order: It's already been done. From CFR's Net Politics blog: In briefings late January, President Trump promised that he would hold agency heads accountable for failures in cybersecurity. He plans to issue an … [Read more...] about Trump’s Cybersecurity Plan? More of the Same
A fellow contributor at Forbes trots out "cyber Pearl Harbor" as a reason why Microsoft should get an exception to Trump's travel ban: Allowing these foreigners to come on U.S. soil is not only the right thing to do, it’s also smart from a national security standpoint. We can’t afford to lose these smart thinkers from our country, even for a short period of time. They are … [Read more...] about Trump’s Travel Ban Risks CYBER PEARL HARBOR!
Washington Examiner, Charlie Mitchell implies that opposing President Trump's cabinet nominees constitutes a cyber security threat: Republicans say Democrats are blocking a floor vote on Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross despite the absence of any articulated opposition to the nominee. "They are just blocking everybody," McConnell's spokesman … [Read more...] about Opposing Trump’s Cabinet Picks is a Cyber Security Threat! Not.