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White House Axes Top Cybersecurity Job


Cybersecurity , Cyberwarfare / Nation-state attacks , Fraud Management, Cybercrime

White House Axes Top Cybersecurity Job Critics Say Cybersecurity Demands Greater Prominence in Federal Government Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • May 16, 2018 White House national security adviser John Bolton, pictured, has been strongly criticized for eliminating the White House cybersecurity coordinator role. (Photo: Mark Taylor)

The Trump administration has eliminated the top cybersecurity coordinator role in the White House. The decision has earned a sharp rebuke from information security experts, lawmakers and former government officials.

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But the move doesn't come as a surprise, following Politico reporting last week that John Bolton, Trump's new national security adviser, had been pushing for the role to be eliminated as part of a bid to consolidate his power (see White House Might Eliminate Cyber Coordinator...(continued)

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