President Trump being sent to Walter Reed for evaluation, tests
Chief White House correspondent John Roberts tells ‘The Five’ doctors want to monitor the president
President Trump’s positive Covid-19 test has created perhaps the ultimate remote-work challenge.
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With Mr. Trump moved to the hospital Friday, and many White House aides sent home, the administration will rely more on the type of virtual teamwork that many companies have adopted during the coronavirus pandemic.
The White House has beefed up its digital contingency plans in recent years to prepare for events that could disrupt normal work routines, former officials say. But the new reliance on remote-work tools comes as law-enforcement officials and cybersecurity experts warn of an uptick in hacking threats to government computer systems.
Cybersecurity took on added urgency Friday as Mr. Trump was transferred to Walter Reed hospital, as hackers could try to breach defenses to learn about the president’s condition. People still in contact with Mr. Trump as he battles the infection could find themselves in hackers’ crosshairs, said Theresa Payton, who served as White House chief information officer under President George W. Bush.
“The medical team is now a target,” said Ms. Payton, now the president and chief executive of Fortalice Solutions LLC, a cybersecurity consulting firm for businesses and governments.