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Under Trump, The Fight Against Cybercrime Has Waned


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President Trump

Even without leadership from the White House, there is a lot more Congress can do.

The U.S. government is not doing enough to combat the burgeoning threat of cybercrime. A recent report estimated that for every 1,000 cyber incidents, just three see an enforcement response. Malicious cyber actors outside the U.S. are acting with impunity, and, understandably, fear no consequences from the harm they impose on Americans.

The White House has not demonstrated an overarching strategy necessary to combat this pressing issue. In fact, the Trump administration is actively undoing the progressive cybersecurity policy of past administrations. The White House's 2018 budget zeroed out funding for the biggest digital evidence training center in the country.

For the president and his administration, cybersecurity is simply not a priority.

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