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.