Trump's reckless cyber security strategy

His administration's new policy of striking first at online attackers might invite cyber attacks, not deter them

At first glance, it would be easy to confuse the Trump administration's new National Cyber Strategy with its predecessors: the Obama administration's 2009 Cyberspace Policy Review and George W. Bush's 2003 National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

All three documents emphasise strikingly similar goals - the importance of hardening critical infrastructure, working with the private sector, securing government networks and establishing more robust partnerships for sharing information about online threats.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 04, 2018, with the headline 'Trump's reckless cyber security strategy'. Subscribe