In the past 12 months, the US government has not fared well against cyberattacks, and the budget may give an insight why.
Cyberattacks from China and Russia have infiltrated everything from President Obama’s schedule to the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff’s email to personal information of 7% of all government employees. There are reports that the two countries may have gained enough access to track the movements of intelligence members.
According to a report from Bank of American Merrill Lynch, one way to understand the weakness is the budget. Simply put, the government isn’t spending enough protecting its data.