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May 13, 2021

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Ex-CISA official: Cyber spending must rise, but funding for government tech modernization is essential

By Sara Friedman / April 28, 2021

Major investment in cybersecurity is a key component in the federal response to SolarWinds, but lawmakers should pay even more attention to providing appropriate funds to update legacy government information technology infrastructure, according to former CISA cyber leader Bryan Ware.

Ware, former assistant director for cybersecurity at CISA, said there is currently a “disproportionate” investment between cybersecurity and technology modernization on Capitol Hill, and the focus should be on purchasing “secure by design” IT to replace the government’s legacy technology....

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