Trump’s cybersecurity policy: multiple risks for the protection of human rights

The election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will bring many consequences from the point of view of foreign relations, of economic policies, of climate change and of military strategies. However, a fundamental policy that is not broadcasted by media as commonly as the other, is that concerning cybersecurity.

It is undeniable that cyber threats are becoming, day after day, an always more urgent issue. Technology is developing at an extraordinary pace and always more devices, private and public, are connected to the Internet, that meaning that they are possible target of a cyber attack. A fast consideration of the Internet of things, as well as of the interconnection of air traffic control system, nuclear power stations, train stations and electrical power grid should be enough to understand the importance of the problem since all these facilities could be attacked by a terrorist organizations or by an enemy State.

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