Another High Profile Cyber Breach Likely, How Will Trump Respond?

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Will the U.S. government see a large-scale breach in 2017? Common sense would say yes, whether by size, like the Office of Personnel Management, suspicion, like the Democratic National Committee, or by prestige, like CIA director John Brennan’s email. After all, our government is monumental in size and scope; has a humongous digital attack surface; is targeted aggressively from all over the world, all the time; has to play perfect defense; and has few agencies that can properly detect and respond to the best cyber weapons and attackers in the world.

The list of organizations that fall victim to cyber attacks seemingly grows longer each year, so this should not come as a surprise. What will be interesting is how the new White House administration would actually respond when it takes place on their watch.

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