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Takeaways from Trump's cybersecurity executive order

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President Trump's executive order on cybersecurity, signed on Thursday, was months in the making. It orders several broad reviews of the cybersecurity apparatuses of federal agencies, and pushes them to use a certain standards for managing their cybersecurity.

Why it matters: Federal agencies are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to data security. Most of them are using very old systems and have tight budgets, yet they are prime cyber-crime targets.