Rudy Giuliani has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to share his "expertise and insight" on cybersecurity.
My guess is the new cyber-security team will work closely with intelligence agencies such as the NSA, DoD and Federal Bureau of Investigation, though Trump has yet to form the new group.
Giuliani is the chairman of the global cybersecurity practice at Greenberg Traurig. An official announcement will be made at a press conference later in the afternoon, but Mayor Giuliani broke the news during an interview on Fox and Friends Thursday morning.
Giuliani himself, in a phone call with reporters, compared the issues with cyber security to cancer, saying if all the people doing cancer research were brought together, "you might be able to cure it". "The president will meet with them on an ongoing basis".
The Trump transition team confirmed the news, with spokesman Sean Spicer telling Fox News Giuliani "is unbelievably qualified to lead this, through his work since 9/11".More news: Amazon Releases Brand New Card For Prime Members
Giuliani was an outspoken supporter of Trump during his election campaign, delivering a prime time speech backing Trump during last year's Republican National Convention.
Giuliani said on Thursday that "a lot of the solutions are out there, we're just not sharing them".
When I think of ways to bring the best of Silicon Valley to bear on the nation's critical cybersecurity challenges, my mind naturally lands squarely on America's mayor, Rudy Giuliani.
Cybersecurity has come into intense focus in recent days amid reports on an unverified document with allegations that Russians claim to have compromising information on Mr. Trump. "First of all it'll give the government all the information available in the private sector".
"I don't care what you write about him, what you will say about him, he will do what he believes is right", said Giuliani.