Despite a drastic increase in cybersecurity investment in the last few years, federal agencies in the US are yet to see estimated investment returns. In 2018, more than 28 billion dollars was allocated for cybersecurity programs, which were non-classified by the Budget and Management office.
Cybersecurity technologies are evolving, and so are the ventures they created to safeguard. Mobile devices and cloud computing have amplified their network techniques by a large extent. The only requirement by federal agencies, was to defend a set perimeter in a set location consisting of hard-wired workstations.
In order to deal with cyberattacks, agencies will have to work with automation technologies, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. These tools would minimize human involvement in cybersecurity defense and can also help minimize visibility gaps, which are a result of extremely complicated systems.