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WannaCry Ransomware attack draws attention to Trump's cybersecurity order

The executive order also calls for additional protection of electricity grid against cyberattacks

Frank J. Cilluffo & Sharon L. Cardash | The Conversation 

A cyberattack is sweeping the world, infecting thousands of computers and demanding their owners pay a ransom or risk losing all their data. The threat, which has affected the FedEx shipping company, several hospitals in the UK, a major Spanish telecommunications company, and many more, makes even more urgent the need to improve U.S. cybersecurity – both within the federal government and throughout our internet-connected society. President Trump’s new executive order on cybersecurity for federal computer networks and key elements of the country’s infrastructure ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 09:52 IST
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