President-elect Donald Trump keeps building his team, the latest addition being former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was appointed as an informal adviser on cybersecurity problems, says an official statement sent by the presidential transition office.
His background had a big impact on the decision
Giuliani’s choice is not a surprise though, considering that he’s leading Giuliani Partners, a consulting firm specialized on cybersecurity. His role in the Trump administration will consist in finding cyber-incursions in the private sector and eventually advise the government on how they can respond to such situations, says The Washington Post.
“This is a rapidly evolving field, both as to intrusions and solutions, and it is critically important to get timely information from all sources,” mentions the statement, also adding that Rudy Giuliani was personally asked to initiate the process, due to his experience in the field, as well as his successful government career.
It seems that Donald Trump will demand “anecdotal information” from private-sector executive, regarding the challenges and solutions to cybersecurity issues. He is also expected to host regular meetings with executives, focusing on hacking, data theft and information security.
He finally admitted!
Cybersecurity was one of the topics the businessman approached during Wednesday’s press conference, acknowledging the fact that Russia was indeed responsible for hacking the DNC during last year’s presidential campaign, adding that intelligence officials were asked to investigate the issues and deliver a major report in 90 days.
Rudy Giuliani, one of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters, was looking forward to becoming Secretary of State in the current administration, but the position was eventually given to Rex Tillerson, former ExxonMobile chief executive.