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Trump Issues Executive Order to Further Combat ‘Malicious’ Foreign Cyber Activities

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Further Combat ‘Malicious’ Foreign Cyber Activities

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President Donald Trump on his last full day in office issued an executive order aimed at the use of cloud computing products for malicious cyber operations against the United States. The order addresses the use of United States Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) products, a type of cloud computing, by foreign malicious cyber actors. “IaaS products provide persons the ability to run software and store data on servers offered for rent or lease without responsibility for the maintenance and operating costs of those servers. Foreign malicious cyber actors aim to harm the United States economy through the theft of intellectual property and sensitive data and to threaten national security by targeting United States critical infrastructure for malicious cyber-enabled activities,” Trump said in his order. “Foreign actors use United States IaaS products for a variety of tasks in carrying out malicious cyber-enabled activities, which makes it extremely difficult for United States officials to …

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