Obama's budget proposal calls for deployment of intrusion detection and prevention capabilities, and a greater sharing of data with the private sector. In addition it seeks funding for specific programs that include monitoring of federal computer networks and the EINSTEIN intrusion detection system (developed in 2004). The White House budget for most agencies also referenced cyber security, including the Department of Health. Federal funding for cyber security has increased steadily over recent years as domestic and foreign threats intensify.
President Barack Obama's budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year seeks $14 billion (9 billion pounds) for cybersecurity efforts across the U.S. government to better protect federal and private networks from hacking threats. Federal cybersecurity funding has steadily increased in recent years, reflecting the intensity of threats U.S. companies and government agencies are facing from cyber intruders, both domestic and foreign. The budget, released on Monday, calls for deployment of more intrusion detection and prevention capabilities, greater sharing of data with the private sector and other countries and more funding to beef up the government's ability to respond to attacks. The funding would support several specific programs, such as monitoring and diagnostics of federal computer networks, the EINSTEIN intrusion detection and prevention system and government-wide testing and incident-response training.