Trump Transition Team Taps Rudy Giuliani to Head Up Cybersecurity Efforts

Well, it looks like former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will have a role with the incoming Trump Administration after all.

After being brushed aside for Secretary of State and it being announced that he would not have an official White House or Cabinet position, Giuliani was tapped today to share his “expertise and insight as a trusted friend” in the field of cybersecurity.

Giuliani runs a security consulting firm, which was highlighted in the official statement released by the transition team.

Mr. Giuliani was asked to initiate this process because of his long and very successful government career in law enforcement and his now sixteen years of work providing security solutions in the private sector.

Mr. Giuliani is the chairman of the global cyber security practice at Greenberg Traurig and the Chairman and CEO of Giuliani Partners, an international security consulting firm.

There were few details provided in the statement about what exactly Giuliani will be doing. However, in an appearance on Fox & Friends, the ex-mayor explained that it would be a committee of corporate leaders and private firms that would regularly meet to come up with solutions.

“My belief is, as always, that the answer to cyber security is gonna be found in the private sector,” Giuliani noted.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

[image via screengrab]

Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite: