$19 Billion Effort to Protect the Homeland

dnb_united_states_lrg Last Tuesday, President Obama urged Congress to increase national spending on cybersecurity to $19 billion, naming the threat of cyber attacks one of the most imminent security challenges currently facing the U.S. In the recent past, the nation has been battered by several compromising cyber attacks on American businesses and federal entities, including the breach of the Office of Personnel Management, which allowed hackers to expose personal information of about 21.5 million government employees. Obama's director of national intelligence, James Clapper, warned that cyber threats such as these "could lead to widespread vulnerabilities in civilian infrastructures and U.S. government systems." In addition to the request for an increase in spending, the White House also issued an executive order to establish a presidential commission on cyber defense, which would be responsible for making recommendations for the fortification of cybersecurity of the homeland.

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