Grading Obama: D-President Failed To Protect Us From The Bad Guys
A barely passing grade from a former special agent in charge of the NYC FBI cybercrimes division for failing to create deterrents and policies that encourage self-defense.
As the Obama era comes to a close, Dark Reading asks industry leaders to weigh in on the best and worst of the administration’s cybersecurity policies.
In countering the cyber threat, or any national security challenge, the President’s powers can be divided into two buckets. The first contains actions and policies intended to change the behavior of our adversaries. The second contains actions and policies intended to change the behavior of those we seek to protect. In other words, the President can try to stop the bad guys from attacking us and encourage good guys to take steps to reduce their exposure. Unfortunately for cybersecurity professionals tasked with defending sensitive data and systems, the Obama administration has come up short in both areas.
Read the explanation at Dark Reading explaining why Leo Taddeo, former FBI special agent, gives the Obama administration a D for protecting us from the bad guys.
Want more from Leo Taddeo? Read the Dark Reading interview from Black Hat.