Senate includes over $1.9 billion for cybersecurity in infrastructure bill

Security technology companies are going to target this budget. Get prepared for a flood of white papers and opinion pieces about securing critical infrastructure…:

 

[…] The Senate included more than $1.9 billion in cybersecurity funds as part of the roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package approved Tuesday.

The funds will go toward securing critical infrastructure against attacks, helping vulnerable organizations defend themselves and providing funding for a key federal cyber office, among other initiatives.

The infrastructure bill, which now goes to the House after it was approved by the Senate following weeks of negotiations, includes $1 billion in funds for state and local governments to strengthen their cybersecurity. Cyber criminals have launched more attacks since many services moved online during the pandemic.

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