As Congress returns: Cyber security vulnerabilities, reforms

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Recently, several members of President Trump’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council resigned over the president’s “insufficient attention” to the nation’s cyber vulnerabilities. Citing Mr. Trump’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, VA, his failure to adequately address the threats of climate change to critical infrastructure, and his failure to secure the national election infrastructure, seven members of the council resigned one day before the council submitted its report on securing critical cyber infrastructure.

While several of the resignations came from Obama-era appointees, the newsworthy takeaway is how (or if) the government will adopt the council’s recommendations and the impact that this will have on the security of the nation’s critical infrastructure, including the electoral system.