Posted by TechCrunch on March 29, 2018 09:24:59 The Trump administration is working to set cybersecurity policies that would protect Americans from hackers, but its first priority will be ensuring Americans have access to their private information, according to a report.
The report, by the Government Accountability Office, suggests the administration is looking to protect American citizens’ information from cyber attacks and to develop policies that allow businesses to access and protect their data.
The GAA found that the Trump White House is trying to roll back cybersecurity rules that were put in place under President Barack Obama.
They also believe the administration needs to develop a cybersecurity strategy that could help the administration’s ability to combat cyberattacks.
The cybersecurity guidelines proposed by the White House are aimed at the private sector and companies, not the federal government, the report said.
The recommendations come in the wake of a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that compromised personal information from at least 150,000 people.
The U.S. government and the private companies affected by the attack have been working on cybersecurity standards since March 2018.
The White House said in a statement that it has taken steps to improve cybersecurity.
“The U.K. government has issued guidance that is a critical step in helping to strengthen cybersecurity protections in the U.k.,” the statement said.