10 cybersecurity questions for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

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With the election looming on the horizon, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have answered countless questions on issues such as healthcare, immigration and education. But what about cybersecurity?

With only six days to go before the election, CIO.com checked in with Carl Herberger, vice president of security solutions for Tel Aviv, Israel-based Radware, a provider of cybersecurity services. Mr. Herberger suggested 10 key cybersecurity questions the next president should mull over.

1. Is there an explicit or implied right to privacy in the Constitution? The nation's next president will help determine how important Americans' right to privacy is.

2. What level of government eavesdropping is enough? As of right now, neither Mr. Trump or Ms. Clinton have outlined their opinion on government intrusion.

3. Is it possible for the government to gather too much information on its citizens? If so, what is that level? Data breaches happen. When one does occur, how much of Americans' information will be available to hackers?

4. Should the government be held responsible if it loses Americans' identities or reveals their secrets? It's easy to blame hackers for revealing information. But should the U.S. government take the blame when that information falls into the wrong hands?

5. How can we secure the nation from cyberattacks that may potentially lower people's standard of living or perhaps even result in the loss of life? Governmental utilities and infrastructure are prime targets for hackers and terrorist groups. The consequences of an attack could be fatal.

6. How should technology companies protect self-driving cars from cyberattacks? With autonomous automobiles on the rise, the next president must take action to ensure these self-driving cars aren't hacked.

7. Do cyberattacks constitute the biggest risk U.S. government operations today? Email leaks and other hacks have caused politicians to step down from their positions. What will happen when a huge cyberattack hits and affects dozens of government officials?

8. Should the private sector invest more in cybersecurity efforts? Many agree that something has to be done to improve cybersecurity. Would investing be the best way to combat attacks?

9. How will the pace of technical change affect the economy? What role does education play in this space? As the IT industry continues to grow and evolve, the next president must understand the benefits of technology and protect Americans from unfortunate outcomes.

10. As more and more services become automated, how will the internet of things impact government services? The next administration must embrace technology and identify the importance of cybersecurity.

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