President-elect Donald Trump is looking to his colleague and pal, ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, to help him create a top-of-the-line cyber security system for the Trump administration as a cyber security adviser.
Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News Thursday and announced he would be helping to coordinate cyber security meetings between the private sector and the new administration.
Giuliani explained to the show’s host why he is being chosen and what will be undertaken, saying, “We’re so far behind. And, it’s his belief, which I share, a lot of the solutions are out there, we’re just not sharing them.”
Trump’s transition team released a statement, after Giuliani’s comments on Fox, explaining that Giuliani will be “sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend concerning private sector cyber security problems and emerging solutions developing in the private sector.”
The statement reads:
“The President-elect’s intent is to obtain experiential and anecdotal information from each executive on challenges faced by his/her company, how the company met the challenges, approaches which were productive or successful, and those which were not. As the use of modern communications and technology has moved forward at unparalleled speed the necessary defenses have lagged behind. The President-elect recognizes that this needs immediate attention and input from private sector leaders to help the government plan to make us more secure.”
The Trump team said, “Mr. Giuliani was asked to initiate this process because of his long and very successful government career in law enforcement and his now sixteen years of work providing security solutions in the private sector.”
President-elect Trump, who has been dealing with recent issues concerning the U.S. computer hacking scandals, announced at his press conference on Wednesday that his administration would create a plan within the first ninety days that will be designed to combat U.S. cyber attacks.
Ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s interview is below:
H/T: The Hill
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