Increasing Concerns—And Budgets—Aimed at Cybersecurity
For the 2016 fiscal year, the President’s Budget proposed a total of $14 billion in cybersecurity funding, covering everything from federal networks to corroborating innovative cybersecurity technologies.
One short year later, the United States government is planning to invest over $19 billion for cybersecurity as part of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget.
“This represents a more than 35 percent increase from FY 2016 in overall Federal resources for cybersecurity, a necessary investment to secure our Nation in the future.”
Even with the government taking cybersecurity measures, it is important to proactively protect your business with immediate, closely held security protocols.
Security Through Fiber
Your business’ cybersecurity can be increased greatly just by switching to fiber optics. Fiber alone decreased security concern in three primary ways:
- Modulated light beams transfer the data, which does not radiate signals
- A breach is easily identifiable by a total system failure, rather than operating undetected
- A point-to-point fiber line is dedicated to your business, and not shared with others
Additionally you can lower your risk of a cyber breach by creating a strong internal protocol and investing in a reliable third party provider.
On average, 3.8 percent of a company’s IT budget is allocated to information security.
Are you doing everything to eliminate cybersecurity threats before they become reality?