During the 2016 Presidential Election, there wasn’t a stronger supporter for Donald Trump than former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
He traveled with Trump across the country, often giving inspiring and powerful speeches before cheering crowds. His strong support for the now President-elect went a long way in getting him elected.
Many people speculated what role Rudy would play in Trump’s administration. To many people’s surprise, there was no forth-coming announcement of a cabinet position for the man once called America’s Mayor. Giuliani himself said he didn’t want a position.
But as it turns out, Trump won’t allow such an experienced and valuable figure from not contributing to his administration.
From Allen B. West:
As NPR reported: The Trump team announced Thursday that Giuliani will “be sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend” on cyber-security matters. Giuliani was a surrogate and adviser to Trump during the campaign. He had reportedly been under consideration for a variety of high-level posts in the new Trump administration, including Secretary of State, a job he expressed interest in. But no such high-level post was offered.
Now, Giuliani will be leading a team of experts from the corporate world because of his “long and very successful government career in law enforcement, and his now 16 years of work providing security solutions in the private sector,” according to a statement issued by the Trump transition office.
We all know the terrible track record the U.S. government has concerning cyber security. For years our leaders have been criticized for their lack of understanding of technology and the Internet.
Hillary Clinton’s numerous email hacks and scandals are really the tip of the iceberg of on-going failures by our leaders to protect their own and our digital information.
With Giuliani’s ample experience in law enforcement, including cyber security, he will no doubt offer practical and innovative solutions to protect the future of our government, especially the White House.
Giuliani explained on Fox & Friends this morning that “The idea here is to bring together corporate leaders and their technological people. The president will meet with them on an ongoing basis, as well as anybody else in the administration. I’ll coordinate the whole thing. I’ll get the people in, make sure the meeting takes place, make sure they get the information from the private sector.”
We are at a time when there can be no weakness in our digital front. Hackers from all countries–especially ones in the United States–thrive on exploiting weaknesses in our government and infrastructure. Future terrorist attacks could very well be done through technology, doing unprecedented damage to our country.
Thankfully under Trump’s leadership, we have people who will prevent that from happening.