Presidential candidate John Delaney wants to create a Department of Cybersecurity

On Tuesday, former Maryland representative and 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney announced a plan to create an independent agency to address national cybersecurity threats.

The proposed Department of Cybersecurity would be led by a cabinet-level secretary who would be in charge of implementing the United States’ cybersecurity strategy. The proposal is the first major cybersecurity push from any presidential candidate so far this cycle.

In a press release, Delaney argued that the US’s cyber authorities are spread too thin across too many agencies. This new agency would work to streamline the country’s current approach. “Securing our cyber-infrastructure is not only a national security priority, it is an economic one as well,”…

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Author: Makena Kelly

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