Giuliani bridges the gap.
The Trump Transition team announced today that former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani will help inform Trump’s administration on cybersecurity concerns. Giuliani will act as an adviser to the future POTUS on the ever-evolving realm of data and infrastructure security. The goal is to bridge the gap between private and government sectors; giving Trump a direct line to private sector experts.
It is the hope of this initiative to better identify and correct problems. Trump’s Transition team also said that the President-Elect is considering holding security summits with corporate experts. This will serve to more comprehensively understand the problems facing executives regarding hacking, disruptions, data theft, etc.
In their official announcement, the Pence-Trump Transition Team spoke to the importance of staying abreast of cybersecurity concerns:
Cyber intrusion is the fastest growing crime in the United States and much of the world. Its impact is felt from the individual citizen whose identity is stolen to the large private and government entities that have seen their confidential information seriously compromised. It is also a major threat to our national security.
Readers may remember last week that BlackBerry announced a working relationship with Guiliani’s firm Giuliani Partners to assist with software distribution. The Department of Defense and several other US government agencies already trust BlackBerry’s suite of mobile solutions. Perhaps this updated political focus will give BlackBerry a larger forum to address as they continue to take up the cross of cybersecurity.