Trump gave the military freer rein for offensive hacking. Security experts say that’s a good idea.
According to a new Washington Post survey conducted among government, business and academic leaders, 60% of cyber security experts support President Trump’s decision to provide the US Secretary of Defense with increased autonomy for authorizing offensive cyber operations. The US President signed a directive for this plan in August of last year.
However, experts in the panel that disapproved of the plan, warned that hacking operations initiated by the military alone may result in damage to US companies and could interfere with intelligence operations.