The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved $1.8 billion in funding to prevent cybersecurity attacks and protect critical infrastructure.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee approved the bill last week in order to support the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), the agency within DHS responsible for cybersecurity.
“Hacking and cyberattacks have already cost the federal government billions of taxpayer dollars, and have exposed the personal information of thousands of Americans,” the committee said in its summary. “The lion’s share of the funds would go toward securing civilian government networks — .gov sites — as well as detecting and preventing foreign espionage and modernizing emergency communications.”
Funding for cybersecurity continues to rise across the government as organizations step up their efforts to protect sensitive data and harden infrastructure. Security certifications are already mandated by the U.S. Federal agencies in an effort to prevent cyber criminals from attacking government networks.
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