The Beat: Congressman Ted Lieu Urges Homeland Secretary John Kelly to Enforce Cybersecurity at Trump-owned Properties

June 26, 2017
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Congressman Ted Lieu Urges Homeland Secretary John Kelly to Enforce Cybersecurity at Trump-owned Properties
In response to a report by Gizmodo, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly demanding stricter cybersecurity protocols at Trump-owned properties. Gizmodo’s report found that several Trump-owned properties such as Mar-a-Lago and the Trump International Hotel in DC had completely open Wi-Fi networks and Internet-connected printers that could easily be hacked to capture sensitive data. This becomes problematic when the president hosts foreign leaders in which sensitive diplomatic conversations take place. Trump-owned commercial properties have been subject to cyberattacks in the past and one can assume that such attacks have increased since Trump took office. Trump is acting carelessly with highly sensitive information which could have serious implications on the future. That sounds familiar ... Read Lieu’s letter in full here.