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12:34, 22 November 2016
Trump asks Pentagon to create US infrastructure protection plan

The Defense Department announce about the launch of 2 programs on cyber-attacks protection

12:34, 22 November 2016

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The US President-elect Donald Trump in his video message announced that he would ask the Pentagon to create a comprehensive plan to protect U.S. infrastructure from cyberattacks, reports CNN.

"I will ask the Ministry of Defense and the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Joint Committee to develop a comprehensive plan to protect US critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks and other kinds of attacks," - said Trump.

Earlier the Pentagon has announced the launch of two programs to strengthen cyber security.

Related: Obama advises not to assume worst from Trump

The first one is focused on the identification of vulnerabilities in computer systems of the Pentagon. It will allow researchers to identify weak spots in the system of the Ministry that are connected to external ones. The system will be the first of its kind, according to the Pentagon.

It works on the principle "if you saw something – report it", according to the Head of Department Ashton Carter.

The second program is related to the safety of operation of recruiting sites and it’s called on”Hack the Army”.

Earlier it was reported that the President-elect Donald Trump had a meeting with “Putin’s vociferous opponent” and a big friend of Ukraine James Mattis, who is considered a contender to lead the Pentagon. 

Related: Trump may appoint fierce Putin opponent as Head of Pentagon, - media

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