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Analysis | The Cybersecurity 202: Trump's efforts failed to make critical infrastructure safer from cyberattacks, experts say

By Joseph Marks 17-22 minutes THE KEY A computer running a Windows Server is seen connected into a network server in an office building in Washington on May 13, 2017. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO — The country's critical infrastructure is no safer from cyberattacks today than in May 2017 when President Trump signed an executive order pledging to better protect it, according to more than three-fourths of digital security experts surveyed by The Cybersecurity 202. The results of The Network survey are a sharp rebuke to the Trump administration, which has made protecting critical infrastructure such as airports, hospitals and energy plants a cornerstone of its cybersecurity policy — and is touting its accomplishments at the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco this week.  “There is some good work being done by DHS and other agencies, but this needs to be a national priority with presidential

The Daily 202: The U.S. economy is thriving. Can Republicans ride that to a midterm upset? I The Washington Post

Image By Heather Long 47-60 minutes President Trump speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the $10 billion Foxconn factory complex in Mt. Pleasant, Wis. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) James Hohmann is on vacation. He will be back on Tuesday. THE BIG IDEA:  The typical wisdom is that economy is the No. 1 issue on voters’ minds when they head to the polls.  With unemployment closing in on a  50-year low , stocks near record highs and growth  picking up , the possibility exists that the economy could give Republicans enough of a boost to eat into a “blue wave.”  President Trump believes he can do it. He vowed Wednesday that his party will do much better than expected on Election Day 2018 because of the strong economy — and his charisma. “The Democrats give up when I turn out,” he told The Wall Street Journal , indicating he’ll make at least 50 campaign appearances in the next 82 days. Yet there’s a problem for Trump and his party: Th