For a country who has supposedly and repeatedly been hacking the U.S., this seems like a bad idea.
President Donald Trump floated, then seemingly disavowed, a deal for greater cybersecurity cooperation with Russia -- an idea that drew dismay and mockery from lawmakers of both parties, and which numerous cyber analysts warned could even make the U.S. less secure.
Trump cryptically declared on Twitter early Sunday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had “discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded … and safe.”
By Sunday night, Trump was tweeting apparent doubts that the idea was even feasible. "The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't-but a ceasefire can,& did!," the president tweeted Sunday night, referencing a cease-fire that was negotiated for part of Syria.
Read commentary by Stephen Cobb, CISSP here.