Threat Management

Over $100M in additional cyber funding sought by FBI

CyberScoop reports that the FBI has called for $106 million in additional cybersecurity funding aimed at addressing not only foreign cyber threats but also upgrading the agency's IT infrastructure." Throughout these last two years, the FBI has seen a wider-than-ever range of cyber actors threaten Americans safety, security, and confidence in our digitally connected world," said FBI Director Christopher Wray before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. Such funding is crucial amid increasingly complicated cybersecurity threats, which cover supply chain attacks to cyberespionage efforts, according to Wray. Included within the requested $106 million spending are $52 million for the inclusion of nearly 140 positions meant to strengthen the FBI's threat intelligence sharing and cyber tool capabilities; $36.9 million for the creation of nine new positions and more investments for internal network security; and $17 million for investigative data processing tool and network investments, said Wray.

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