The American Conservatives are warning that the GOP’s cybersecurity strategy, unveiled Tuesday, “unpreviously unprecedented in the history of modern presidential campaigns.”
The GOP’s “policy of cybersecurity protection” is designed to “ensure the safety and security of the nation’s networks and systems,” according to the group.
The policy also targets “the growing threats of cyber attacks and threats to the integrity of our elections,” according the statement.
The plan is being billed as “the most comprehensive strategy to combat cyber threats since the advent of the Internet, which was unleashed by the U.S. Cyber Command and the White House Office of Management and Budget.”
The plan would “immediately take advantage of the latest advances in computer networking and cybersecurity technology to protect the integrity and security, both at the state and national level,” the statement said.
The White House and congressional Republicans have been trying to put the administration’s cybersecurity plan on the back burner.
The Republican National Committee and other conservative groups have been calling for the White the White house to release a comprehensive plan on cybersecurity in recent months.
A cybersecurity expert who spoke with The Daily Beast on condition of anonymity, however, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the WhiteHouse is “playing dumb” in its response to the Cybersecurity Summit.
“The White House has been working on a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy for years,” the expert said.
“This is just the first step.”
The expert pointed to the president’s recent statement that cybersecurity was a top priority of his administration.
“We’ve seen that rhetoric and statements that the administration is putting forward as part of the Cyber Strategy are very misleading,” the intelligence expert said, referring to a recent interview the president gave to Bloomberg TV.
“If they want to say the Whitehouse is putting out a strategy for cybersecurity, they can do so, but they don’t need to.
They can put out a cybersecurity strategy and then the administration can say that that’s what we are going to do, and it’s going to be the same thing.
And the American people will see it and they’ll say, ‘Oh yeah, well that’s the administration talking.'”
“I think that this administration has made it very clear that they’re not interested in making a cybersecurity plan,” the executive director of the conservative American Conservative Union, Jim Jordan, told the Washington Examiner.
“They have not put forth a strategy that would protect our elections.”
Jordan said the administration was “going to put out the same response they’ve given every other administration, the same way they’ve done it for the last 10 years.”
The strategy, which the WhiteSoup website describes as “a comprehensive approach,” includes measures to “secure critical infrastructure, including the Internet backbone and communications infrastructure.”
“This comprehensive strategy will include a set of core cyber security and network protection recommendations to enhance the security of our election systems and networks,” the plan reads.
The goal is to protect all of the critical infrastructure of the United States and “enhance cybersecurity protection of our nation’s voting systems.”
“Our election system is the cornerstone of our democracy, and the cybersecurity threat posed by cyber attacks on the integrity or availability of our critical infrastructure will not be tolerated,” the White HOUSE said in a statement.
“At the same time, we are also strengthening our elections system, ensuring the integrity for every American to vote in this November’s election, ensuring that our elections are free and fair and secure. “
“In addition, the Administration will ensure that every American has the opportunity to participate in this election and that no one is unduly burdened by cybersecurity risks.” “
The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the cybersecurity bill on a 217-213 vote. “
In addition, the Administration will ensure that every American has the opportunity to participate in this election and that no one is unduly burdened by cybersecurity risks.”
The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the cybersecurity bill on a 217-213 vote.
The bill was sent to President Donald Trump’s desk on Friday, but was not passed on to the Senate before the weekend.