President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned whether critical computer networks can ever be protected from intruders, alarming cybersecurity experts who say his comments could upend more than a decade of national cybersecurity policy and put both government and private data at risk.
Asked late Saturday about Russian hacking allegations and his cybersecurity plans, Trump told reporters that “no computer is safe” and that, for intelligence officials, “hacking is a very hard thing to prove.”
“You want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier,” he said as he entered a New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort.
Step one in making your computer more secure is to disconnect it from the internet.
Step two is to disconnect it from any network at all, especially any that might have even the most vague and multi-step connection to the internet.
Then remove all floppy drives, USB ports, pen drives and etc.
Then watch as your sys admin loots it a la Ed Snowden.
So why is Trump’s simple statement of the obvious truth alarming experts?