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$19 Billion for Cybersecurity: Syracuse University Professor Weighs In
On the heels of the White House announcing a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), Syracuse University cybersecurity expert Vir V. Phoha, Professor at the College of Engineering and Computer Science, says that increased funding attention to cybersecurity is a step in the right direction.
“The President’s proposed $19 billion cybersecurity initiative provides a timely action to boost cybersecurity. The initiative has the right components: education—by containing initiatives to prepare college students; creation of agencies like the Federal Privacy Council to review how personal information is digitally stored; and the establishment of a commission to enhance national cybersecurity. We don’t know the composition of the commission yet, but hope that it will encompass homeland and external cybersecurity issues. This initiative will boost research and development as well as product development in cybersecurity.”
Dr. Phoha is available for comment about issues surrounding cybersecurity and can be reached at 315.443.4404 or firstname.lastname@example.org