Leaked drafts of the cybersecurity executive order yet to be signed by President Donald Trump state the Pentagon would be given equal footing with the Department of Homeland Security over cybersecurity, the Guardian reports. The move would give the military a more prominent role in civilian digital protection than ever before. The potential order has stirred some companies' anxieties. “We are concerned with a shift in responsibility for cybersecurity from a civilian agency to the Department of Defense,” said Mozilla Foundation's chief lawyer Denelle Dixon. Officials cited in the report, however, expect there to be changes to the draft order. In other news, hackers compromised 70 percent of the data storage units used to record data from Washington, D.C., police surveillance cameras eight days before Trump's inauguration.
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