The US Department of justice requests in the draft budget for 2020 $70 million for cybersecurity

The head of Department William Barr stressed that cyber attacks are increasingly.

The US Department of justice is requesting $ 70 million in the draft budget for 2020 to ensure cybersecurity. This was reported on Tuesday by the Minister of justice, the US attorney General William Barr at a hearing in one of the subcommittees of the appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives of the US Congress.

“Cyberattacks pose a serious threat and are increasingly aimed at obtaining information related to national security, trade, infrastructure and intellectual property”, he said. – Attacks on the systems used in voting in elections would have extremely serious consequences. In the draft budget for 2020, the Ministry requests $70 million to counter such activities”.