The White House has just created a whole new cyber security plan that aims to strengthen computer networks against cyber attacks. The plan believes to cost about $19 billion, which is a 35% increase in the cyber security budget. The money would be used in the fiscal year that starts October 1st until September 30, 2017, according to an article from Wall Street Journal. Hackers have a huge advantage over us and we experience cyber attacks almost every week.
The plan would include renovating outdated computer systems because it is easier for hackers to get in with old equipment. Also the plan includes recruiting and training people for federal jobs that center on cyber security. With this plan the White House expects to reduce cyber attacks and increase government response rates.