WASHINGTON, May 11 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at strengthening cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure.
"We've seen increasing attacks from allies, adversaries, primarily nation-states, but also non-nation-state actors, and sitting by and doing nothing is no longer an option," Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said at a daily briefing.
When asked if it's the Russian hack that led to this order, Bossert said, "It wasn't a Russia-motivated issue. It was a United States of America-motivated issue."
He said the priorities on protecting networks, which is the first section of the order, include agency heads being held accountable for implementing risk management measures and a preference in federal procurement for shared IT services, including moving to the cloud services.
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