Everybody talks about cybersecurity, but does anybody spend $28 billion to do something about it?
Well, yes, the U.S. government spends about that much, according to budget watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. That organization recently unveiled its cyber spending database, which breaks down in detail all unclassified government cyber spending.
“Until now, there hasn’t been an easy way to track this information,” according to the organization’s blog. “Furthermore, the fragmented nature of cybersecurity programs means there is no central authority for tracking amounts or efficiencies of spending.”