Is it possible...
.... that instead of the "Ready, Fire, Aim" that was done on the immigration ban (temporary) that they've learned to hone the EO first before signing?
US President Donald Trump unexpectedly cancelled the signing of a new executive order on cybersecurity Tuesday, following a day of briefings by the White House on its contents. The order – a draft of which was leaked and we reviewed last week – was due to be signed at 3:15pm Eastern time, but was cancelled at the last minute …
Were you aware that this was all pretty much lined up under Obama and Trump just implemented it?
Are you implying that Trump is not capable of making his own decisions or pushing his own policies? Are you claiming that he does not vet the documents he signs? He has stated over and over that he intends to undo everything he can from the previous administration and has gone all in on this approach. Whatever he does is on him, for good, bad or otherwise. He is the President of the United States of America. If he wants all the glory, he must also accept the blame - all of it.
If I've heard wrong then fine, but it used to be normal practice on these forums to highlight that possibility rather than just jump on someone.
I've done a bit more research since and I can see why my comment doesn't exactly gel with reality :P but I'm now more concerned that half the world appears to be in 'triggered' mode whenever Trump is mentioned.
Holding the heads of organisations responsible is the right thing to do; this will ensure that enough attention is paid to cyber security. Currently if something goes wrong the blame is placed either on some minion (who did not have the budgeting power do to a proper job) or, preferably, the person who showed that their security was weak (eg Gary Mkinnon or others who have noticed and reported problems).
"Holding the heads of organisations responsible is the right thing to do; this will ensure that enough attention is paid to cyber security. "
Except that someone probably whispered in his ear that an EO comes fully into effect the moment it is signed. Some of the Heads have just been put in place by him. The EO as originally written would have made his appointees immediately responsible for any pre-existing cock-ups or security weaknesses.
Absolutely nothing alarming. It's just a government-wide computer security audit, focused on military systems that actually do need to be secure, as well as critical civilian infrastructure. There's also a bit about reviewing what the schools are teaching, at all levels, to give the future workforce a friggin' clue.
Companies have just started doing these exercises in the last few years, and I welcome it. Basically it gives execs/finance/legal a reason to pay for maintenance & cleanup that never got done previously.
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