Today, we are more interconnected than ever before.
Many things in our lives depend on digital technology, which makes cybersecurity one of our country’s most important national security priorities. The U.S. government has spent $130 billion on cybersecurity over the past decade. The FY20 budget is over $17 billion for cyber-related activities, and because some cyber funding is classified, this amount does not represent the entire U.S. cybersecurity budget.
We shop from our homes, bank from our smart phones, and engage friends from around the world through social networks. Cybersecurity involves protecting that information by preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks.