America wonders what path Trump will tread on cybersecurity

Trying to predict the shape of cybersecurity under President Trump is a frustrating exercise for industry professionals. But given what’s at stake, we asked some to give it a try anyway, or at least offer the president-elect some advice.

It’s not that Trump doesn’t have a plan – he does. But he’s demonstrated a knack for changing stances on everything from healthcare to immigration reform since the election. To some, he’s demonstrated a general lack of understanding when it comes to the intricacies of policy, whatever the subject.

His flexibility could be good for internet security. Or, it could be a disaster.

“As with many policy issues, it’s really difficult to predict what President-Elect Trump might do with regards to cybersecurity,” said Michael Schearer, a Baltimore-based security practitioner specializing in legal matters.  “I believe that Trump is focused more on pragmatism and less on specific policy outcomes.”

For now, all we have are

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