Eight of Donald Trump’s cyber security advisers have resigned after growing increasingly frustrated with Trump’s response to the nation’s looming cyber security threats.
A quarter of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council’s 28 members resigned in a joint letter claiming Trump has threatened the ‘security of the homeland we took an oath to protect’. The departing members claim Trump’s administration failed to be ‘adequately attentive to the pressing national security matters’ or ‘responsive to sound advice received from experts’.
The resignation letter went on to read, “When asked about the horrific violence in Charlottesville, you failed to denounce the intolerance and violence of hate groups, instead offering false equivalences and attacking the motives of the CEOs who had resigned from their advisory roles in protest.” They went on further to claim, “The moral infrastructure of our nation is the foundation on which our physical infrastructure is built."
The departing members said the President had ‘given insufficient attention to the growing threats to the cyber security of the critical systems upon which all Americans depend, including those impacting the systems supporting our democratic election process.’ Trump has famously doubted Russia’s involvement in the U.S 2016 election while the majority of cyber security experts believe otherwise.
The letter closed with, “Your decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, your intent to revoke flood-risk building standards, and your many other actions to ignore the pressing threat of climate change to our critical infrastructure also point to your disregard for the security of American communities."
This news is unsurprising considering the vast number of advisers to Mr. Trump that have resigned over the last several months, the most recent being Trump's business advisory council who resigned amid Trump's response to the violence that transpired in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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