Cybersecurity is becoming a really big issue in the United States and the president of the US, Donald Trump promised he will do everything to help stop the cyber threats and to help further evolve the cyber security business.
Even though the president made these promises and his campaign focused on IT security, there are allegations that he is a part of the cyber-security threats.
What is Cyber Security?
Cyber security is the safety of online information. This can be anything, starting from personal pictures, videos and data, up to credit card numbers, sensitive company information and top-secret projects. Lately a lot of companies have been a target to cyber threats and cyber-attacks.
How can people protect themselves?
There several ways for you to protect your information from cyber attacks. The first thing you can do is be very careful about the information you share and save. Don’t share your passwords with anyone, no matter how much you trust them. The next thing you should do is never click on links you don’t think are safe. No matter how interesting it looks, it’s really easy for hackers to get your information when you click on a random link. Make sure you have an antivirus on your computer and be smart when choosing cloud storage. Computer security is important for everyone, no matter if you’re trying just to protect your personal or company information.
Trump’s politics on Cyber Security
In the recent cyber-attacks 2019 it was estimated that there were too many incidents where nothing was done to combat them. The 45th president of the US promised the nation that he was going to do everything he can to prevent cyber attacks and a recent report showed that for every 1000 cyber incidents only 3 of them get a response. The Americans are fearing that their personal data will be stolen and abused.
Is Trump a part of the cyber security threats?
Allegedly, the president of the US pressed the government of Ukraine to investigate his political opponent Joe Biden from May to August 2019. Joe Biden is a former US vice president and candidate for 2020 US Democratic presidential nomination. Allegedly, Trump pressured President Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son Hunter via a phone call on July 2019. The White House has been accused of attempting to cover up the contents of the phone call.
What this could mean is that Trump does not respect the privacy of his fellow Americans and that there can be a lot of other things he did to investigate people and he may be a part of the cyber security threats.
Because of the accusations against Donald Trump, an impeachment inquiry against the president of the United States, was initiated on September 24, 2019, by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
What is Impeachment?
By definition, impeachment is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official. Impeachment does not in itself remove the official definitively from office; it is similar to an indictment in criminal law, and thus it is essentially the statement of charges against the official.
This means that Donald Trump will stay president of the US during the possible impeachment process. If the allegations against him are proven to be true, it will be ruled by the officials if and for how long he’s going to stay president.
What should people do to protect their data from the government?
If you want your data to be secure from cyber security threats without putting too much trust into the ICS CERT, cybersecurity intelligence is to make some changes to your devices.
Make sure everything is updated. The new Android or iOS versions are usually more secure than the previous ones and chances are, your data will be safer with the new version.
Another thing you can do for information security is to choose good passwords. Use upper and lower case letters, special signs and make sure you choose long, random and complex passwords.
Spend some time on the internet to learn the common scams. Attackers use the same scam over and over again, so you can easily learn what not to click and what not to open.
If you want to learn more about the cyber security business and maybe become a part of that, there are a lot of online courses you can take and even look for a place near you that has classes in cyber security. Until then, make sure not to share passwords and keep the sensitive data you own far from the internet. You can never be too sure that the government and cyber attackers are not looking into your information.