Just days after President Trump signed his executive order on cybersecurity, the massive WannaCry attack dominated the news cycle. The assault infiltrated 150 countries, penetrating national networks and infrastructure.
A breach of such international scale has rightly raised questions about government preparedness for digital warfare. In answering these concerns, Trump’s executive order should not be forgotten. In fact, the White House has taken an important first step toward helping to safeguard America’s cybersecurity stature.