5 things to know about Donald Trump's position on cybersecurity

Republican Donald J. Trump, president-elect, has outlined 15 key policy areas on his website, including his vision for cybersecurity.

Here are five things to know about Mr. Trump's position:

1. Mr. Trump says he will order a cyber review team to conduct an "immediate review" of U.S. cyber vulnerabilities; this team will include members from the military, law enforcement and the private sector. The team will establish protocols and mandatory cyber awareness training for government employees.

2. Mr. Trump says he will encourage coordinated federal, state and local law enforcement responses to cyber threats by instructing the U.S. Department of Justice to create joint task forces.

3. Mr. Trump says the U.S. Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff should provide recommendations to enhance the United States Cyber Command; these recommendations should focus on offensive and defensive tactics.

4. Mr. Trump says the United States needs to develop offensive cyber capabilities to deter — and respond to — cyberattacks.

5. Mr. Trump identifies the increase in cyberattacks against the public and private sectors as a key issue of concern. He notes that, in 2014, hackers stole personal information from 20 million people who had undergone federal background checks; in recent years, private companies like JPMorgan Chase, eBay and Target have also been hacked.

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