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Cybersecurity underfunded, industry tells congress

January 12, 2016

GCN Reports

Agency IT managers who believe they do not have the resources to adequately fight cybersecurity threats got some backing from industry experts who voiced the same concerns to Congress.  At a Jan. 8 hearing held by two subcommittees of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Larry Clinton, president and CEO of the Internet Security Alliance, told lawmakers that the government must invest more in cybersecurity and act with greater urgency. “Government needs to follow the private sector’s lead,” he said, adding that top policymakers must be better educated about cybersecurity. “Now more and more, the senior administration officials are understanding that cybersecurity is not just for the IT department.”…SOURCE

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