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Candidates On Cybersecurity: 5 Key Takeaways About Trump's Stance On Security

Sarah Kuranda

Cybersecurity Is National Security Issue

In his speech, Trump framed cybersecurity as both a national security and a business security issue, calling out some of the examples of mega breaches in years past, including Target, eBay and JPMorgan Chase, as well as attacks by Russia, China and North Korea on the U.S. government and businesses. Trump said these attacks "constitute one of our most critical national security concerns.’

"The scope of our cybersecurity problem is enormous. Our government, our businesses, our trade secrets and our citizens' most sensitive information are all facing constant cyberattacks,’ Trump said. "Attacks like these are happening on a regular basis both in the United States and around the world, and the costs in our privacy, our security and on our financial sector are extraordinary,’ he said.

 
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