Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani to advise Trump administration on cybersecurity

By Chad Hemenway on January 13, 2017

As a “trusted friend concerning private-sector cybersecurity problems and emerging solutions,” former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was announced to assist in President-elect Donald J. Trump’s efforts concerning cybersecurity.

According to a press release, Trump will be hosting meetings with senior corporate executives to obtain “experiential and anecdotal information” on the cybersecurity challenges they face as well as insight into what has and has not worked as each have tried to deal with cyber risk.

Giuliani, a stalwart Trump supporter during the election campaign, was “asked to initiate this process because of his long and very successful government career in law enforcement and his now 16 years of work providing security solutions in the private sector,” said the statement from Trump’s transition team.

“Our cyber defense is not what it should be,” Giuliani told the press January 12. He said he is aware of research in the US, Israel and Germany and he will bring experts to the administration to share information.

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Chad Hemenway is Managing Editor of Advisen News. He has almost 15 years of journalist experience at a variety of online, daily, and weekly publications. He has covered P&C insurance news since 2007, and he has experience writing about all P&C lines as well as regulation and litigation. Chad won a Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Single Article in 2014 for his coverage of the insurance implications of traumatic brain injuries and Best News Coverage in 2013 for coverage of Superstorm Sandy. Contact Chad at 212.897.4824 or chemenway@advisen.com.