Obama urges Trump to improve cybersecurity

To upgrade the cybersecurity and keep US secure, President Barack Obama has laid down certain recommendations under special commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He has emphasised on the point that President-elect Donald Trump should follow these recommendations within 100 days of joining the office. “Now it is time for the next administration to take up this charge and ensure that cyberspace can continue to be the driver for prosperity, innovation, and change both in the United States and around the world,’’ said the outgoing leader.

Obama had set up this committee to identify cyber issues and provide necessary solutions to curb it. The duty of private sector in helping and providing useful measures for digital security has been focus point of the 100-page report. The commission also states that public and private sector should work together towards attaining the goal.

The report has been made by 12 legal and security experts like Thomas Donilon, former US national security adviser to Obama and former national security agency director General Keith Alexander. A recommendation has been made to set up a type “nutritional label” for devices to help the consumers in improving their purchasing decision.

The report is a proposal and it is up to Trump to accept those recommendations or discard them.

Sources: BBC, IBT

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