Trump signs order outlining plan to protect US networks from cyberattacks

Executive order signed Thursday aims to improve the network security of US government agencies that have fallen victim to high-profile data breaches

Donald Trump has signed an executive order to modernize and improve the nation’s computer networks and protect critical infrastructure from cyberattack.

The order, signed Thursday, outlines plans to improve the network security of US government agencies, which have fallen victim to high-profile data breaches in recent years. Among the new requirements is that agency heads must be accountable for implementing risk management measures and updating their systems.

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