By Jon Munshaw.
U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposed budget would include an 11 percent increase in the federal government’s IT budget, including a total of $10.9 billion for cybersecurity. On the surface — this is all great (we can save a discussion about the national debt and spending gap for a later time).
There‘s still a way to go before any of that money becomes real — a president’s proposed budget rarely gets passed as-is after layers of negotiation and Congressional votes. But this is a promising sign that the administration is ready and willing to invest more in cybersecurity to address holes in federal networks that are constantly being targeted. The FBI is already preparing to put that money to use to track down ransomware actors.
But I think it’s important to remember that money can’t solve all our security problems. It’s great to have the cash to invest in new technology, better equipment and more experts to be in the field. Those people still need the proper training, and the end users need to be continuously educated on the latest threats and scams that are