Robert Silvers

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Robert Silvers served as Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Cyber Policy during the Obama administration. He is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at NYU Law School's Center on Law and Security and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Will the Trump Administration Protect Hard-Won Progress with China on Cybersecurity?

As Presidents Trump and Xi prepare for their first meeting next month at Mar-a-Lago, most early attention has centered on tension points involving Taiwan policy, the South China Sea, North Korea and trade. But another U.S.-China issue hangs in the balance: cybersecurity. While the story has been underreported in the press, cybersecurity experts have concluded that Chinese hacking of U.S. companies decreased substantially after the Obama administration’s strong intervention with the Chinese government in 2015.