WASHINGTON: Donald Trump signed a long-delayed cybersecurity executive order that mandates federal agencies to follow cybersecurity best practices and that top agency leaders be held accountable for breaches #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.13: The order was delayed so security and modernization programs can work in tandem, an official said Defence One reports #AceNewsDesk

Trump Releases Long-Delayed Cyber Order // Defense One Joseph Marks reported.

The order is broadly similar to a draft circulated to industry and cyber experts several weeks ago.

It was delayed, in part, to ensure efforts to modernize government technology are done in tandem with cybersecurity efforts, White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said during a White House daily press briefing.

Trump specifically wanted to announce the formation of the American Technology Council, which he’ll head personally and that will focus on modernizing government information technology, before the cybersecurity order was released, Bossert said.

The order was also postponed until the president could release his budget wish list for the fiscal year, Bossert said.

That budget includes funding hikes for cybersecurity components at the Justice…

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