According to a new report, President Barack Obama has recommended to President-elect Donald Trump to elect a cybersecurity ambassador to help keep the US secure.
The 100-page document highlights areas where the US falls short and calls on the private sector to help hasten the improvement of digital services.
The outgoing president said its recommendations should be followed within the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency.
“Now it is time for the next administration to take up this charge and ensure that cyberspace can continue to be the driver for prosperity, innovation, and change both in the United States and around the world,” Barack Obama said.
However, the report is only advisory and Donald Trump could choose to ignore its suggestions.
In its 16 recommendations, the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity also suggested implementing a kind of “nutritional label” system for devices. The label would contain independent advice on how secure a particular device may or may not be.
The report’s backdrop comes amid ongoing concern about how weak cybersecurity is allowing other nations to interfere with US governance.