Obama administration requests $14B for cybersecurity infrastructure

From the credit card hacks of recent years, to the Sony hack that revealed gigabytes of data, it’s clear the country needs to get more serious about online security. To wit, the White House is requesting billions in funding for an updated Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative.

The new CNCI is a 12-point plan that maps out how the administration would like the public and private sectors to combat cyber threats together. Some of the main points touch on securing federal government systems through a new standardized technology, implementing threat detection and prevention infrastructure, and the development of a standardized cyber counter-intelligence plan.

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Source: ADWeek

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