US Politics in Trump era Public date: 29.08.2019 01:16:39

26 May 2018

John Bolton just weakened America’s cyberdefenses

In February, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats deemed cyberwarfare the No. 1 threat to the United States. Yet this month, new national security adviser John Bolton decided to eliminate the cybersecurity coordinator position on the National Security Council. Bolton’s decision, justified as a move to “streamline” what is asserted to be a “core capability,” instead is likely to downgrade the priority of cybersecurity and leave top national security officials ill-equipped.
In February, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats deemed cyberwarfare the No. 1 threat to the...

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