EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Eight of the 28 members of the┬áNational Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory body, resigned in protest last week. A resignation letter stated concern about the Trump administration’s lack of attention to increasing cybersecurity threats and other national security matters. In addition, outgoing members suggest that the administration isn’t listening to the NIAC or other cybersecurity professionals.

The timing of the resignations came one day before the release of an NIAC report on cybersecurity readiness. That report indicates that while we have what we need in place to prevent a large-scale cyberattack within the United States, the tools are not being used sufficiently.

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