US cybersecurity system had been facing criticism after Snowden leaks and its citizen’s concern over privacy. Addressing these concerns it has moved ahead and this has been reflected in Obama final budget proposals. According to recent reports, he has earmarked $19 billion of spending in an effort to improve its present cybersecurity system. The step has shown that it is keen on investing on the key security issue and threats posed by underground cyber hackers group.
According to recent reports, threat looms large from China to Middle East which are making use of digital networking to ensure safe and secure data transferring. The developing nations are worst affected and are looking forward for help in this segment.
Part of the proposals sets aside $3.1 billion in upgrading crucial system which protects its most secure data. This shall help to fix those type of systems which were targeted in OPM attacks reflecting security lapse and seeing hackers steal away 21.5 million social security numbers, background checks and other sensitive information from government employees.
So White house is “better late than never” on finding a Chief Information security officer to focus on Government programs.