Krebs: States Need a Cyber Funding Boost

The federal government should provide more funding to state and local agencies for IT projects that could enhance cybersecurity and help mitigate ransomware attack risks, says Christopher Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Speaking at a Wednesday event, Krebs said that while the National Defense Authorization Act passed last year attempted to address many security shortcomings in the federal government, more investment is needed at the state and local level.

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