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Obama Wants $19 Billion To Stop Hackers by timigate(m): 7:53am On Feb 10, 2016
According to Cnet, President Obama wants the US to spend $19 billion across a broad range of initiatives, all with the aim of making it harder for hackers to steal information from individuals, companies and government agencies. That's a 35 percent increase over the previous year's budget.
That money, for example, would promote stronger security measures for finance and other online accounts, reduce the government's reliance on Social Security numbers to ID citizens, recruit cybersecurity experts to hunt for intruders and test for weaknesses, and forgive student loans for experts joining the federal workforce. It would also help overhaul the government's aging computer systems.
The proposed budget, sent to Congress on Tuesday, highlights the government's failure to stave off attacks from professional hackers. Last year, for example, the US Office of Personnel Management revealed hackers grabbed the personal records of more than 21 million federal workers, including the Social Security numbers, fingerprint images, and histories of substance abuse and mental illness of federal job applicants and their family members. In December, officials discovered hackers working for a foreign government had installed a backdoor on computing gear from Juniper Networks that let them spy for three years on encrypted communications of US agencies and private companies. In 2014, a cyberattack exposed the personal information of about 800,000 workers for the US Postal Service.
Source http://www.timigate.com/2016/02/obama-wants-19-billion-to-stop-hackers.html#more

Re: Obama Wants $19 Billion To Stop Hackers by Donald3d(m): 9:03am On Feb 10, 2016
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