Trump’s push for cyber defense is sorely needed, experts say
President-elect Donald Trump plans to consult “the greatest computer minds” for input on bolstering U.S. hacking defenses, as experts say an overhaul to the country’s cybersecurity is badly needed.
“We’re going to put those minds together, and we’re going to form a defense,” Trump said in a Wednesday press conference.
Trump made the statement as he said Russia, China and other parties continue to launch cyber attacks against the U.S. In recent weeks, he’s also been confronting claims that the Kremlin used hacks and online propaganda in a covert campaign to tilt the election in his favor.