The US President Donald trump on Thursday, may 11, signed a decree aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of the Federal government and the protection of critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. About it reports Reuters, citing a senior representative of the administration.
According to the Agency, the decree was signed against the background of unfolding in American society the debate about the possible intervention of Russia in the presidential campaign of 2016, when hackers allegedly stole the correspondence of the Democrats, and later posted on the Internet. American intelligence agencies had earlier described these actions as a large-scale operation designed to help Trump win the fight for the presidency and blacken his rival, the representative of the Democrats Hillary Clinton.
At the same time as said at a briefing Advisor to the President U.S. Department of homeland security Tom Bossert, trump decree on measures in the field of cyber security is associated not with the actions of Russia, and with the needs of the United States. According to Bossert, the document meets the long overdue needs of deterrence in cyberspace, and Russia is not the only enemy of the USA in the Internet.
“The Russians are not the only one who behaves on the Internet negatively. The Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians, other countries are motivated to use kiberbezopasnosti United States to attack our people, our government and its data”, — quotes RIA Novosti words of Bossert.
“This decree is motivated not by Russia, he motivated US,” — said the adviser.
Shortly before the US presidential elections, the website WikiLeaks published tens of thousands of documents, under the General title “letters Podestà”. John Podesta was the head of election campaign of Clinton. The first part of materials was published on 7 October, the last on 31 October. In the dissemination of this information, the democratic candidate accused Russia. Moscow denies all charges.