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The Bipartisan Cloud Agenda

Obama & Trump Agree – Cloud First


The date was May 11th 2017, and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee took to the podium in the White House briefing room to address a gallery stacked with members of the press. Before she started in earnest, she introduced Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert to explain President Trump’s new executive order on Cyber-Security.

Before we get into partisan politics it might be useful to quickly review just how ubiquitous financially cyber-crime has actually become. Nichole Hong from the Wall Street Journal reported that the street gang the Crips is engaging in check fraud as found in a 32 page indictment. Meanwhile, famous rapper “Willie D” from the Geto Boys was recently sentenced to 366 days in Federal prison for wire fraud. No matter where you turn, from white collar criminals, to street gangs, to famous recording artists, everyone is getting in on the cyber-crime action.

With regards to President Trump’s executive order, Homeland Security Adviser Bossert addressed the audience explaining the details of America’s latest attempt to fight cyber-crime stating “Our first priority is to protect federal networks”. “We have to move to the cloud and protect ourselves” added Bossert explaining that shared services and centralization of IT assets offer the best level of managed IT security.

Of course, being that I watched this presser on YouTube, there were numerous partisan comments left by those that disagree with Mr. Trump’s policies. “The Cloud isn’t secure” exclaimed one social media commentator. And, of course, what followed were more politically charged comments, slurs, name calling, and other things that you’d expect to see on the wall of a public restroom.

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